Brandon Laird continues to impress; in mix for roster spot
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2013) Astros infielder Brandon Laird came on in relief of injured first baseman Brett Wallace Thursday and took Justin Verlander deep for his fifth home run of the spring.
Laird has seen time at first base and third base this spring as he tries to make the opening-day roster. "I feel it's going pretty well," Laird told MLB.com. "I'm doing whatever they ask me to do. At the plate right now, I'm feeling pretty good and confident and just getting good pitches, just getting in good hitters' counts and putting good swings on it."