Sanchez excelled at third base last season but has performed exclusively at second in the opening days of camp in Bradenton, Fla., largely because the Pirates are trying to determine where two other competing infielders, Jose Castillo and Jose Bautista, fit into the team. If Sanchez is troubled by that, it isn’t showing. “Nothing’s going to change about me, I can promise you that,” Sanchez said. “Nothing’s going to change as far as the hunger and the way I play my game, no matter what happened last year. My game stays the same.” Pavano has an MRI: New York Yankees pitcher Carl Pavano had an MRI exam and X-rays taken on his injured left foot in Tampa, Fla. The team didn’t immediately release the results, but Pavano said afterward that he wasn’t concerned. “Just for precaution,” Pavano said. “It’s feeling better than it did. I’m not really too alarmed. There’s no bruising or anything. It’s just stiff.” Pavano was hit on the instep in batting practice Saturday by infielder Alberto Gonzalez’s line drive. He made one warm-up toss after being struck and then threw 27 more pitches to complete his workout. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The National League’s reigning batting champion doesn’t really know what position he’s going to play, and he doesn’t care much either. Freddy Sanchez is taking everything in stride just a few months after he hit .344 for the Pittsburgh Pirates. “I’m not worried about that at all. I’m used to it,” the Burbank High product said. “Wherever they play me, I’m ready for either. Obviously, I’m going to have to work hard at each position. It’s possible I might not know which one I’m playing until three days before the opener, but that’s fine. If I work hard at both all spring, it won’t matter.” Manager Jim Tracy doesn’t sound too concerned, either. He said he would like to choose between Castillo and Bautista by the time there are roughly two weeks left in the spring, then give Sanchez the rest of the time to get comfortable with the position he’ll be playing regularly. “We’re not talking about someone who can’t play second base,” Tracy said of Sanchez. Sanchez, 29, made 18 starts at second base last season and performed well. He also made 92starts at third base and 27 at shortstop. Despite all that shifting, he finished the season with 10 total errors. Sanchez had quite the offseason, too. “Freddy Sanchez Day” was declared in his native Burbank, the same day Burbank High School retired his No. 21. He also received the Roberto Clemente Award from the Pittsburgh chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, emblematic of the Pirates’ most valuable player.