Never in a million years Chad Dotson 01/30/2010 17 Mike Lincoln as the fifth starter? Yonder Alonso at catcher? Never in a million years. I love it when Dusty Baker runs his mouth. Share this:TweetPocket 17 Responses david 02/01/2010 Here’s the Nation’s link to the ’08 article by Mark Sheldon. Sheldon makes the claim that Alonso can play both third and catcher as well as first. https://redlegnation.com/2008/06/05/reds-take-um-1b-yonder-alonso-in-first-round/ Given the fact Alonso played and started every game of his Miami career at 1B, my best thought is that someone within the organization told Sheldon that Alonso could play catcher as far back as June, 2008. So, it really shouldn’t surprise anyone that Dusty Baker said what he did.