Same passion, different position.
Carlos Belen makes the difficult transition from infielder to pitcher for the TinCaps. At the urging of the Padres, the native of the Dominican Republic will now come out of the bullpen.
Belen was one of the hardest throwers at third base. Now he regularly hits 97-98 MPH on the radar gun.
He earned the save on opening night in Fort Wayne but the 23-year-old knows this move is not going to be easy.