"We're obviously excited to have Matt here and relieved that he immediately fills a big hole defensively at third base," general manager David Forst said. "If nothing else, we expect he will be outstanding defensively at third base and we're going to give him time offensively to get settled, to get his feet wet. From a power standpoint he's been swinging the bat great at Triple-A. We've said all along that we wanted to give him time to develop so that when he came here, I think we said more than ready. Whether or not that's the case, he's here now, and it's his time to play."