Langer had a solid summer ball season, and was said to be doing very well in fall ball at UConn before he got hit by a ball in the face while batting. I didn't hear anything about him after that. That is why I wonder about a possible injury.Given the incredible lack of production we had at 3B last season, I wouldn't be shocked with playing Bushling even if Langer is healthy. I don't think we've heard a word about Moriarity getting near the starting 9 again.
So the OF follows the hints we've been getting. Still surprised we could have a guy who hit .300 last year not get a shot, but no reason not to assume Penders knows what he's doing.