Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said he expects to have a rotation at third base to open the season now that Brett Lawrie will begin the year on the disabled list, reports MLB.com Monday.
Toronto expects to have a combination of Mark DeRosa and Maicer Izturis at third base while Emilio Bonifacio concentrates on playing everyday second base.
DeRosa, 38, has homered twice this spring with seven RBI and a .471 batting average over 34 at-bats. He struggled last year with Washington over 85 at-bats as he hit just .188, but he's getting another opportunity in the American League.
Izturis, who was expected to split time at second with Bonifacio with Lawrie healthy, has hit .239 this spring over 46 at-bats with nine RBI.