"We're built with it so it's hard to say," Ventura said. "For some guys, it's a position that extends their careers. It would help everyone in the AL, but I don't see it happening any time soon."
Ventura added that his pitchers seem to be excited about getting the chance to hit against Gio Gonzalez, Jordan Zimmermann and Dan Haren.
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