|MESA, Ariz. -- A member of the 2004 Mountaineers as a first baseman, Blake Lalli didn't consider himself a catcher until last season, his sixth in the Minors.
"It doesn't matter who you are, you get the same reps," said Lalli, 28, who signed with the Cubs as a non-drafted free agent in 2006. "I just think the theme of camp is you're going to work hard, no matter who you are, and see where it gets you."
"I played third base in college and some first," Lalli said. "I just kind of thought my fit was a left-handed bat behind the plate and see if I can catch on back there. I think I have, now that I'm getting the reps and stuff. I feel great, I feel like a catcher."
"I definitely feel I can help a team that way or any way," Lalli said. "I have the ability to bounce out to a corner. I'm just trying to build on last year. Last year was really the first year that I consider that I caught. In previous years, I'd always caught a couple games."
Blake is currently playing for the Triple-A Iowa Cubs.
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