Tomas sees plenty of action at third base

Cuban signee makes plays at hot corner for D-backs

Tomas sees plenty of action at third base

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- After not getting a ball hit to him while playing five innings of third base in Tuesday's exhibition against Arizona State University, Yasmany Tomas saw plenty of action at the hot corner Thursday.

The D-backs signed Tomas as a free agent out of Cuba this past offseason for $68.5 million over six years with the hopes that he would be able to play third base.

Tomas had six balls hit to him by the Rockies and he fielded five cleanly while misplaying one that was still ruled a hit.

"He had one tough play that maybe he could have made the play on," D-backs manager Chip Hale said. "It was not an easy play. I think he got a little confused whether he should backhand or forehand. Those other plays were tremendous."

Tomas did a nice job barehanding a bunt in the fourth, making an off-balance throw to first base for the out.

"I was ready for the guy to bunt so I was close," Tomas said. "It happened and I was ready for that. With all the preparation I do every single day that's one of the reasons why today I did well."

Tomas was 0-for-3 at the plate.

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.