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Sean Rodriguez, 2B, Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa Bay seems intent on going with platoon situations for second base and right field. Rodriguez could have a chance to build on his spring sizzle in both places.
Matt LaPorta, OF, Cleveland Indians
Russell Branyan's arrival likely pushes Matt LaPorta to left field, meaning speedy Brantley will have to wait for full-time reps.
Randy Winn, OF, New York Yankees
Arrival in Bronx puts Winn in competition with Brett Gardner. Even if he becomes the No. 4 outfielder, he could still see enough work to chip in for mixed roto owners once in a while. He could be a solid AL reserve.
Marcus Thames, OF, New York Yankees
Powerful depth bat competing for roster spot. Upside: serving as DH sub for Nick Johnson or left-field complement for Brett Gardner or Randy Winn.
Justin Masterson, SP, Cleveland Indians
Assured a spot in the rotation for a season's worth of innings, Masterson will have a chance to build on K explosion last season.
Ouch: Nathan you can do
Jon Rauch, RP, Minnesota Twins
Looks like Joe Nathan is done for the year. Though Minny might seek outside help, Rauch has the best in-house profile for long-term save duties.
Jose Mijares, RP, Minnesota Twins
Another Joe Nathan ripple: Southpaw Mijares could see save opps in lefty-heavy situations.
Matt Guerrier, RP, Minnesota Twins
He's a potential backup plan for saves with Joe Nathan's season probably over.
Pat Neshek, RP, Minnesota Twins
Enters discussion for saves sans Joe Nathan, but he's working his way back from Tommy John surgery and will probably remain in a setup role.
Russell Branyan, 1B, Cleveland Indians
Back problems from 2009 are still lingering, affirming doubts he can hold up in full-time work.
Hank Blalock, 1B, Tampa Bay Rays
Pat Burrell remains the starting DH, per Tampa Bay. Blalock could see time there and remains a backup plan at first if he makes the club, but his path to at-bats isn't clear.
Brett Gardner, OF, New York Yankees
Vets Randy Winn and Marcus Thames and inconsistency threaten his PT a bit.
Pat Burrell, DH, Tampa Bay Rays
Hank Blalock's arrival gives Burrell some competition for DH time.
Mitch Talbot, SP, Cleveland Indians
He's competing with David Huff and Aaron Laffey for the No. 5 starter role.
Joe Nathan, RP, Minnesota Twins
He's getting other opinions, but a torn ulnar collateral ligament points to his season being over.
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