Chart: Other MLB catchers who spent time at other positions

  • Updated: February 8, 2014 - 11:00 PM

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Joe Mauer’s switch to first base is not a groundbreaking move. Here are five other good-hitting catchers who spent considerable time at other positions:

Yogi Berra

Career: 1946-65

Starts at catcher: 1,641

Starts elsewhere: 248 (including 246 in OF)

Year/age when last caught 100 games: 1959 / 34

Joe Torre

Career: 1960-77

Starts at catcher: 836

Starts elsewhere: 1,207

(including 1,206 at 1B or 3B)

Year/age when last caught 100 games: 1967 / 26

B.J. Surhoff

Career: 1987-2005

Starts at catcher: 648

Starts elsewhere: 1,463 (including 935 in OF, 280 at 3B)

Year/age when last caught 100 games: 1992 / 27

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Atlanta - LP: A. Wood 0 FINAL
Philadelphia - WP: A. Bastardo 1
Cleveland - LP: D. Salazar 5 FINAL
Detroit - WP: J. Verlander 7
Toronto - LP: R. Dickey 0 FINAL
Minnesota - WP: K. Gibson 7
Seattle - LP: J. Beimel 6 FINAL
Texas - WP: P. Figueroa 8
Los Angeles - WP: H. Ryu 2 FINAL
San Francisco - LP: M. Bumgarner 1
Colorado - WP: F. Morales 3 FINAL
San Diego - LP: I. Kennedy 1
St. Louis - WP: A. Wainwright 8 FINAL
Washington - LP: T. Jordan 0
Milwaukee - LP: R. Wooten 2 FINAL
Pittsburgh - WP: E. Volquez 11
NY Yankees - WP: C. Sabathia 10 FINAL
Tampa Bay - LP: D. Price 2
Toronto - LP: S. Santos 5 FINAL
Minnesota - WP: C. Fien 9
Boston - WP: J. Lester 3 FINAL
Chicago WSox - LP: R. Belisario 1
Kansas City - WP: J. Shields 5 FINAL
Houston - LP: S. Feldman 1
Philadelphia 1 FINAL
NY Rangers 4
Chicago 3 FINAL(OT)
St. Louis 4
Minnesota 4 FINAL(OT)
Colorado 5
Los Angeles 3 FINAL
San Jose 6
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