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KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Brett Wallace was in the Astros' lineup at third base on Tuesday, and he says he's grown so comfortable at the position that it's second nature.

"Honestly, I'm as comfortable at third as I am at first," Wallace said. "It doesn't affect the way I go about my business. I played third my whole life growing up. Even though I took a year and a half off, once I get in the rhythm of it, it came back and now I feel pretty comfortable."

Wallace played third base in college, but he was moved to first base early in his professional career. He played exclusively first base for the Astros in 2010-11, and appeared in eight games at third base last year with Houston. He'll get time at first and third this spring.

"It's a surprise to everybody if I'm over here, because they think it's a big deal, but I think once I get ready to go at it again now, I can go back and forth," he said. "I don't really think twice when I come in. I see where I'm playing and go from there. It's not really a big deal for me anymore."

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