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Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015 12:27 am Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015 5:57 pmUpdated: Tue, Aug 12, 2014 6:46 pm
Catchers
1Buster Posey SF
2Jonathan Lucroy MIL
3Devin Mesoraco CIN
4Evan Gattis HOU
5Yan Gomes CLE
6Salvador Perez KC
7Matt Wieters BAL 
8Yadier Molina STL
9Travis d'Arnaud NYM 
10Brian McCann NYY
11Wilin Rosario COL
12Russell Martin TOR
13Yasmani Grandal LAD
14Derek Norris SD
15Miguel Montero CHC
16Wilson Ramos WAS
17Dioner Navarro TOR
18Mike Zunino SEA
19Kurt Suzuki MIN
20Jason Castro HOU
21Jarrod Saltalamacchia MIA
22Chris Iannetta LAA
23John Jaso TB
24Carlos Ruiz PHI 
25Francisco Cervelli PIT
26Rene Rivera TB
27Josmil Pinto MIN
28Tyler Flowers CHW 
29Alex Avila DET
30Robinson Chirinos TEX
31Christian Bethancourt ATL
32Christian Vazquez BOS
33Michael McKenry COL
34A.J. Pierzynski ATL
35Hank Conger HOU
36Kevin Plawecki NYM
37Pete O'Brien ARI
38Andrew Susac SF
39Tuffy Gosewisch ARI
40Caleb Joseph BAL
First Basemen
1Miguel Cabrera DET 
2Paul Goldschmidt ARI
3Jose Abreu CHW
4Edwin Encarnacion TOR
5Anthony Rizzo CHC
6Victor Martinez DET
7Freddie Freeman ATL
8Albert Pujols LAA
9Carlos Santana CLE
10Joey Votto CIN
11Buster Posey SF
12Todd Frazier CIN
13Adrian Gonzalez LAD 
14Prince Fielder TEX 
15Chris Davis BAL 
16Lucas Duda NYM
17Matt Adams STL
18Mark Trumbo ARI
19Steve Pearce BAL
20Eric Hosmer KC
21Adam LaRoche CHW
22Justin Morneau COL
23Joe Mauer MIN 
24Brandon Moss CLE 
25Yasmani Grandal LAD
26Stephen Vogt OAK 
27Brandon Belt SF
28Mike Napoli BOS 
29Mark Teixeira NYY
30Logan Morrison SEA
31Allen Craig BOS 
32Billy Butler OAK 
33Jon Singleton HOU
34Kendrys Morales KC
35James Loney TB
36Ike Davis OAK
37Michael Morse MIA
38Nick Swisher CLE
39Adam Lind MIL
40Ryan Howard PHI
Second Basemen
1Robinson Cano SEA
2Jose Altuve HOU
3Anthony Rendon WAS
4Brian Dozier MIN
5Ian Kinsler DET
6Dustin Pedroia BOS 
7Jason Kipnis CLE 
8Ben Zobrist OAK
9Dee Gordon MIA
10Daniel Murphy NYM
11Neil Walker PIT
12Javier Baez CHC
13Chase Utley PHI
14Kolten Wong STL
15Howie Kendrick LAD
16Jedd Gyorko SD 
17Rougned Odor TEX
18Martin Prado MIA
19Brett Lawrie OAK
20Scooter Gennett MIL 
21Arismendy Alcantara CHC
22Aaron Hill ARI
23Brandon Phillips CIN
24Asdrubal Cabrera TB
25Omar Infante KC
26Marcus Semien OAK
27Joe Panik SF
28Jurickson Profar TEX 
29Nick Franklin TB
30Yangervis Solarte SD
31Devon Travis DET
32Jonathan Schoop BAL
33Luis Valbuena HOU 
34Robert Refsnyder NYY
35Dilson Herrera NYM
36Jose Peraza ATL
37Micah Johnson CHW
38Stephen Drew NYY
39Alberto Callaspo ATL
40Rickie Weeks MIL
Shortstops
1Troy Tulowitzki COL 
2Hanley Ramirez BOS 
3Jose Reyes TOR
4Ian Desmond WAS
5Danny Santana MIN 
6Ben Zobrist OAK
7Starlin Castro CHC
8Javier Baez CHC
9Xander Bogaerts BOS
10Alexei Ramirez CHW
11Jimmy Rollins LAD
12Jean Segura MIL
13Elvis Andrus TEX
14Jhonny Peralta STL
15Erick Aybar LAA
16J.J. Hardy BAL
17Andrelton Simmons ATL
18Asdrubal Cabrera TB
19Jed Lowrie HOU
20Brad Miller SEA
21Alcides Escobar KC
22Wilmer Flores NYM
23Chris Owings ARI 
24Josh Rutledge LAA
25Brandon Crawford SF
26Jordy Mercer PIT
27Eugenio Suarez CIN
28Addison Russell CHC
29Jung Ho Kang PIT
30Yunel Escobar WAS
31Didi Gregorius NYY
32Stephen Drew NYY
33Francisco Lindor CLE
34Everth Cabrera SD
35Zack Cozart CIN
36Jose Ramirez CLE
37Jose Iglesias DET
38Adeiny Hechavarria MIA 
39Freddy Galvis PHI
40Alexi Amarista SD
Third Basemen
1Anthony Rendon WAS
2Josh Donaldson TOR
3Adrian Beltre TEX
4Nolan Arenado COL
5Evan Longoria TB
6Carlos Santana CLE
7Matt Carpenter STL 
8Todd Frazier CIN
9Kyle Seager SEA
10David Wright NYM 
11Josh Harrison PIT
12Ryan Zimmerman WAS
13Manny Machado BAL 
14Chris Davis BAL 
15Xander Bogaerts BOS
16Pablo Sandoval BOS
17Kris Bryant CHC
18Martin Prado MIA
19Pedro Alvarez PIT
20Brett Lawrie OAK
21Trevor Plouffe MIN 
22Nick Castellanos DET
23Aramis Ramirez MIL
24Mike Moustakas KC
25Chase Headley NYY
26Marcus Semien OAK
27Alex Rodriguez NYY 
28Lonnie Chisenhall CLE
29Will Middlebrooks SD
30Yangervis Solarte SD
31Maikel Franco PHI
32Brock Holt BOS 
33Luis Valbuena HOU 
34Conor Gillaspie CHW 
35Casey McGehee SF
36Miguel Sano MIN
37David Freese LAA
38Jake Lamb ARI
39Juan Uribe LAD
40Matt Dominguez HOU 
Outfielders
1Mike Trout LAA
2Andrew McCutchen PIT
3Giancarlo Stanton MIA 
4Jose Bautista TOR
5Carlos Gomez MIL
6Yasiel Puig LAD
7Michael Brantley CLE
8Adam Jones BAL
9Jacoby Ellsbury NYY
10Ryan Braun MIL 
11Bryce Harper WAS
12Justin Upton SD
13Matt Kemp SD
14Hunter Pence SF
15Matt Holliday STL
16Carlos Gonzalez COL 
17Nelson Cruz SEA
18Yoenis Cespedes DET
19Corey Dickerson COL
20Melky Cabrera CHW
21George Springer HOU
22J.D. Martinez DET
23Josh Harrison PIT
24Danny Santana MIN 
25Alex Gordon KC 
26Christian Yelich MIA 
27Ben Zobrist OAK
28Jason Heyward STL
29Ryan Zimmerman WAS
30Starling Marte PIT
31Jorge Soler CHC
32Mookie Betts BOS
33Rusney Castillo BOS
34Jayson Werth WAS 
35Gregory Polanco PIT
36Denard Span WAS 
37Kole Calhoun LAA
38Billy Hamilton CIN
39Charlie Blackmon COL
40Shin-Soo Choo TEX 
41Jay Bruce CIN 
42Mark Trumbo ARI
43Steve Pearce BAL
44Yasmany Tomas ARI
45Adam Eaton CHW
46Brett Gardner NYY
47Wil Myers SD
48A.J. Pollock ARI
49Brandon Moss CLE 
50Joc Pederson LAD
51Michael Cuddyer NYM
52Torii Hunter MIN
53Marcell Ozuna MIA
54Nick Markakis ATL 
55Carl Crawford LAD
56Curtis Granderson NYM
57Josh Hamilton LAA 
58Coco Crisp OAK
59Ben Revere PHI 
60Marlon Byrd CIN
61Steven Souza TB
62Avisail Garcia CHW 
63Arismendy Alcantara CHC
64Dexter Fowler CHC
65Domonic Brown PHI
66Angel Pagan SF 
67Desmond Jennings TB
68Carlos Beltran NYY 
69Alex Rios KC
70Oswaldo Arcia MIN
71Dalton Pompey TOR
72Khris Davis MIL
73Allen Craig BOS 
74Josh Reddick OAK
75David Peralta ARI
76Leonys Martin TEX
77Austin Jackson SEA 
78Norichika Aoki SF
79Shane Victorino BOS
80Michael Taylor WAS
81Michael Saunders TOR
82Seth Smith SEA 
83Lorenzo Cain KC
84Dustin Ackley SEA
85Chris Coghlan CHC
86Kevin Kiermaier TB
87Brock Holt BOS 
88Rajai Davis DET
89Ryan Rua TEX
90Matt Joyce LAA
91Andre Ethier LAD
92Travis Snider PIT
93Byron Buxton MIN
94Jon Jay STL 
95B.J. Upton ATL 
96Anthony Gose DET
97Sam Fuld OAK
98Dayan Viciedo CHW
99Alejandro De Aza BAL
100Juan Lagares NYM
Starting Pitchers
1Clayton Kershaw LAD
2Felix Hernandez SEA
3Chris Sale CHW
4David Price DET
5Max Scherzer WAS
6Corey Kluber CLE 
7Johnny Cueto CIN
8Stephen Strasburg WAS
9Madison Bumgarner SF
10Yu Darvish TEX 
11Adam Wainwright STL
12Jon Lester CHC
13Zack Greinke LAD
14Cole Hamels PHI
15Matt Harvey NYM
16Jordan Zimmermann WAS
17Jeff Samardzija CHW
18Julio Teheran ATL
19Jake Arrieta CHC
20Alex Wood ATL
21Carlos Carrasco CLE
22James Shields KC
23Sonny Gray OAK
24Cliff Lee PHI
25Tyson Ross SD
26Jacob deGrom NYM
27Alex Cobb TB
28Hisashi Iwakuma SEA
29Phil Hughes MIN
30Hyun-Jin Ryu LAD
31Gerrit Cole PIT
32Collin McHugh HOU
33Matt Shoemaker LAA
34Mike Fiers MIL
35Masahiro Tanaka NYY
36Garrett Richards LAA 
37Jered Weaver LAA 
38Gio Gonzalez WAS
39Lance Lynn STL
40Marcus Stroman TOR
41Michael Wacha STL
42Doug Fister WAS
43Scott Kazmir OAK
44Michael Pineda NYY
45Anibal Sanchez DET
46Tanner Roark WAS
47Jose Quintana CHW
48Dallas Keuchel HOU
49Chris Archer TB
50Zack Wheeler NYM
51Yordano Ventura KC
52Justin Verlander DET 
53Andrew Cashner SD
54Ian Kennedy SD
55Mike Minor ATL
56Francisco Liriano PIT
57Jose Fernandez MIA 
58Mat Latos MIA
59James Paxton SEA
60Drew Smyly TB
61Homer Bailey CIN 
62Matt Cain SF 
63Drew Pomeranz OAK
64Jake Odorizzi TB
65Kevin Gausman BAL
66Derek Holland TEX
67Rick Porcello BOS
68Shelby Miller ATL
69Danny Duffy KC
70Taijuan Walker SEA 
71Henderson Alvarez MIA
72Jason Hammel CHC
73Carlos Martinez STL
74Tony Cingrani CIN
75Drew Hutchison TOR
76Kyle Lohse MIL
77Ervin Santana MIN
78Chris Tillman BAL
79Wily Peralta MIL
80John Lackey STL
81Jesse Hahn OAK
82Kyle Hendricks CHC
83Brandon McCarthy LAD
84Mike Leake CIN
85R.A. Dickey TOR
86Jimmy Nelson MIL 
87Matt Garza MIL
88Jake Peavy SF
89Yovani Gallardo TEX
90Trevor Bauer CLE
91CC Sabathia NYY
92C.J. Wilson LAA
93Shane Greene DET
94Edinson Volquez KC
95Andrew Heaney LAA
96A.J. Burnett PIT
97Danny Salazar CLE
98Wei-Yin Chen BAL
99Jonathon Niese NYM
100Dillon Gee NYM
101Tim Hudson SF 
102Alfredo Simon DET
103Bartolo Colon NYM
104Mark Buehrle TOR
105Justin Masterson BOS
106Nathan Eovaldi NYY
107Wade Miley BOS
108Rubby De La Rosa ARI
109Clay Buchholz BOS 
110Vance Worley PIT
111Josh Collmenter ARI
112Noah Syndergaard NYM
113Carlos Rodon CHW
114Charlie Morton PIT 
115Tom Koehler MIA
116Brett Anderson LAD
117Miguel Gonzalez BAL
118Bud Norris BAL
119Dan Haren MIA
120Tim Lincecum SF
121Patrick Corbin ARI
122Matt Moore TB 
123Kyle Gibson MIN
124Jon Gray COL
125Archie Bradley ARI
Relief Pitchers
1Alex Wood ATL
2Carlos Carrasco CLE
3Craig Kimbrel ATL
4Greg Holland KC
5Aroldis Chapman CIN
6Kenley Jansen LAD
7David Robertson CHW
8Dellin Betances NYY
9Huston Street LAA
10Cody Allen CLE
11Mark Melancon PIT
12Zach Britton BAL
13Drew Storen WAS
14Drew Pomeranz OAK
15Jonathan Papelbon PHI
16Koji Uehara BOS
17Steve Cishek MIA
18Trevor Rosenthal STL
19Fernando Rodney SEA
20Joaquin Benoit SD
21Glen Perkins MIN 
22Carlos Martinez STL
23Francisco Rodriguez MIL 
24Neftali Feliz TEX
25Santiago Casilla SF
26Hector Rondon CHC
27Sean Doolittle OAK 
28Andrew Miller NYY
29Jake McGee TB 
30Tyler Clippard OAK
31Aaron Sanchez TOR
32Joe Nathan DET
33Addison Reed ARI
34Luke Gregerson HOU
35Brett Cecil TOR
36Jenrry Mejia NYM
37LaTroy Hawkins COL
38Pat Neshek HOU
39Wade Davis KC
40Kevin Jepsen TB
Designated Hitters
1Miguel Cabrera DET 
2Jose Abreu CHW
3Edwin Encarnacion TOR
4Victor Martinez DET
5Albert Pujols LAA
6Carlos Santana CLE
7David Ortiz BOS
8Nelson Cruz SEA
9Yoenis Cespedes DET
10Shin-Soo Choo TEX 
11Chris Carter HOU
12Carlos Beltran NYY 
Catchers
1Buster Posey SF
2Jonathan Lucroy MIL
3Salvador Perez KC
4Evan Gattis HOU
5Travis d'Arnaud NYM 
6Devin Mesoraco CIN
7Miguel Montero CHC
8Brian McCann NYY
9Yadier Molina STL
10Matt Wieters BAL 
11Yan Gomes CLE
12Wilin Rosario COL
13Mike Zunino SEA
14Wilson Ramos WAS
15Russell Martin TOR
16Derek Norris SD
17Yasmani Grandal LAD
18Jason Castro HOU
19Robinson Chirinos TEX
20Jarrod Saltalamacchia MIA
21Francisco Cervelli PIT
22Dioner Navarro TOR
23Rene Rivera TB
24John Jaso TB
25Pete O'Brien ARI
26Christian Bethancourt ATL
27Kurt Suzuki MIN
28A.J. Ellis LAD
29J.P. Arencibia TEX
30Alex Avila DET
31Christian Vazquez BOS
32Chris Iannetta LAA
33Tyler Flowers CHW 
34Carlos Ruiz PHI 
35Jordan Pacheco ARI
36Michael McKenry COL
37A.J. Pierzynski ATL
38Geovany Soto CHW 
39Brayan Pena CIN
40Caleb Joseph BAL
First Basemen
1Miguel Cabrera DET 
2Paul Goldschmidt ARI
3Edwin Encarnacion TOR
4Jose Abreu CHW
5Anthony Rizzo CHC
6Victor Martinez DET
7Freddie Freeman ATL
8Todd Frazier CIN
9Adrian Gonzalez LAD 
10Albert Pujols LAA
11Joey Votto CIN
12Prince Fielder TEX 
13Adam LaRoche CHW
14Lucas Duda NYM
15Carlos Santana CLE
16Chris Davis BAL 
17Matt Adams STL
18Buster Posey SF
19Mark Trumbo ARI
20Brandon Moss CLE 
21Steve Pearce BAL
22Brandon Belt SF
23Justin Morneau COL
24Eric Hosmer KC
25Mike Napoli BOS 
26Michael Morse MIA
27Ryan Howard PHI
28Joe Mauer MIN 
29Kendrys Morales KC
30Billy Butler OAK 
31James Loney TB
32Logan Morrison SEA
33Adam Lind MIL
34Nick Swisher CLE
35Allen Craig BOS 
36Yonder Alonso SD 
37Mitch Moreland TEX 
38Garrett Jones NYY
39Jon Singleton HOU
40Ike Davis OAK
Second Basemen
1Jose Altuve HOU
2Anthony Rendon WAS
3Robinson Cano SEA
4Brian Dozier MIN
5Ian Kinsler DET
6Jason Kipnis CLE 
7Ben Zobrist OAK
8Daniel Murphy NYM
9Dustin Pedroia BOS 
10Dee Gordon MIA
11Neil Walker PIT
12Howie Kendrick LAD
13Kolten Wong STL
14Javier Baez CHC
15Asdrubal Cabrera TB
16Marcus Semien OAK
17Chase Utley PHI
18Brandon Phillips CIN
19Scooter Gennett MIL 
20Rougned Odor TEX
21Martin Prado MIA
22Aaron Hill ARI
23Arismendy Alcantara CHC
24Yangervis Solarte SD
25Joe Panik SF
26Jedd Gyorko SD 
27Brett Lawrie OAK
28Omar Infante KC
29Rickie Weeks MIL
30Mike Aviles CLE
31Alexi Amarista SD
32Danny Espinosa WAS
33Luis Valbuena HOU 
34DJ LeMahieu COL
35Devon Travis DET
36Marco Scutaro SF 
37Gordon Beckham LAA
38Jonathan Schoop BAL
39Stephen Drew NYY
40Alberto Callaspo ATL
Shortstops
1Troy Tulowitzki COL 
2Jose Reyes TOR
3Hanley Ramirez BOS 
4Ian Desmond WAS
5Elvis Andrus TEX
6Ben Zobrist OAK
7Alexei Ramirez CHW
8Danny Santana MIN 
9Jimmy Rollins LAD
10Alcides Escobar KC
11Jean Segura MIL
12Javier Baez CHC
13Asdrubal Cabrera TB
14Starlin Castro CHC
15Erick Aybar LAA
16Jhonny Peralta STL
17Jed Lowrie HOU
18Andrelton Simmons ATL
19Brad Miller SEA
20Chris Owings ARI 
21Josh Rutledge LAA
22J.J. Hardy BAL
23Wilmer Flores NYM
24Jose Ramirez CLE
25Jordy Mercer PIT
26Xander Bogaerts BOS
27Didi Gregorius NYY
28Adeiny Hechavarria MIA 
29Alexi Amarista SD
30Brandon Crawford SF
31Jose Iglesias DET
32Zack Cozart CIN
33Stephen Drew NYY
34Francisco Lindor CLE
35Everth Cabrera SD
36Yunel Escobar WAS
37Freddy Galvis PHI
38Addison Russell CHC
39Jonathan Villar HOU
40Eduardo Escobar MIN 
Third Basemen
1Josh Donaldson TOR
2Anthony Rendon WAS
3Carlos Santana CLE
4Adrian Beltre TEX
5Todd Frazier CIN
6Nolan Arenado COL
7Matt Carpenter STL 
8Ryan Zimmerman WAS
9Evan Longoria TB
10Chris Davis BAL 
11Kyle Seager SEA
12David Wright NYM 
13Manny Machado BAL 
14Josh Harrison PIT
15Pedro Alvarez PIT
16Chase Headley NYY
17Aramis Ramirez MIL
18Marcus Semien OAK
19Trevor Plouffe MIN 
20Martin Prado MIA
21Pablo Sandoval BOS
22Nick Castellanos DET
23Casey McGehee SF
24Xander Bogaerts BOS
25Kris Bryant CHC
26David Freese LAA
27Yangervis Solarte SD
28Cody Asche PHI
29Lonnie Chisenhall CLE
30Mike Moustakas KC
31Brett Lawrie OAK
32Chris Johnson ATL
33Alex Rodriguez NYY 
34Mike Aviles CLE
35Alexi Amarista SD
36Luis Valbuena HOU 
37Juan Uribe LAD
38Matt Dominguez HOU 
39Will Middlebrooks SD
40Conor Gillaspie CHW 
Outfielders
1Mike Trout LAA
2Giancarlo Stanton MIA 
3Andrew McCutchen PIT
4Jose Bautista TOR
5Adam Jones BAL
6Carlos Gomez MIL
7Michael Brantley CLE
8Yasiel Puig LAD
9Jacoby Ellsbury NYY
10Matt Kemp SD
11Corey Dickerson COL
12Ryan Braun MIL 
13Bryce Harper WAS
14Justin Upton SD
15Hunter Pence SF
16George Springer HOU
17Nelson Cruz SEA
18Jason Heyward STL
19Alex Gordon KC 
20J.D. Martinez DET
21Matt Holliday STL
22Melky Cabrera CHW
23Christian Yelich MIA 
24Carlos Gonzalez COL 
25Ryan Zimmerman WAS
26Mookie Betts BOS
27Jorge Soler CHC
28Denard Span WAS 
29Kole Calhoun LAA
30Marcell Ozuna MIA
31Yoenis Cespedes DET
32Charlie Blackmon COL
33Ben Zobrist OAK
34Jay Bruce CIN 
35Yasmany Tomas ARI
36Ben Revere PHI 
37Alex Rios KC
38Gregory Polanco PIT
39Rusney Castillo BOS
40Michael Cuddyer NYM
41Avisail Garcia CHW 
42A.J. Pollock ARI
43Starling Marte PIT
44Jayson Werth WAS 
45Austin Jackson SEA 
46Danny Santana MIN 
47Billy Hamilton CIN
48Joc Pederson LAD
49Josh Harrison PIT
50Mark Trumbo ARI
51Brandon Moss CLE 
52Steve Pearce BAL
53Leonys Martin TEX
54Khris Davis MIL
55Curtis Granderson NYM
56Brett Gardner NYY
57Nick Markakis ATL 
58Steven Souza TB
59Oswaldo Arcia MIN
60Torii Hunter MIN
61Carlos Beltran NYY 
62Josh Reddick OAK
63Wil Myers SD
64Michael Morse MIA
65Shin-Soo Choo TEX 
66Marlon Byrd CIN
67Michael Saunders TOR
68Carl Crawford LAD
69Dustin Ackley SEA
70Drew Stubbs COL
71Angel Pagan SF 
72Josh Hamilton LAA 
73Arismendy Alcantara CHC
74Lorenzo Cain KC
75Desmond Jennings TB
76David Peralta ARI
77Ryan Rua TEX
78Shane Victorino BOS
79Allen Craig BOS 
80Norichika Aoki SF
81Dexter Fowler CHC
82Colby Rasmus HOU
83Michael Bourn CLE 
84Adam Eaton CHW
85B.J. Upton ATL 
86Domonic Brown PHI
87Alejandro De Aza BAL
88Will Venable SD
89Coco Crisp OAK
90Juan Lagares NYM
91James Jones SEA
92Ender Inciarte ARI
93Seth Smith SEA 
94Eric Young NYM
95Matt Joyce LAA
96Chris Coghlan CHC
97Jon Jay STL 
98Zoilo Almonte ATL
99Anthony Gose DET
100Mike Aviles CLE
Starting Pitchers
1Clayton Kershaw LAD
2Chris Sale CHW
3Felix Hernandez SEA
4David Price DET
5Max Scherzer WAS
6Corey Kluber CLE 
7Stephen Strasburg WAS
8Johnny Cueto CIN
9Madison Bumgarner SF
10Jordan Zimmermann WAS
11Jon Lester CHC
12Adam Wainwright STL
13Yu Darvish TEX 
14Jeff Samardzija CHW
15Cole Hamels PHI
16Carlos Carrasco CLE
17Jake Arrieta CHC
18Jacob deGrom NYM
19Phil Hughes MIN
20Cliff Lee PHI
21Alex Cobb TB
22Matt Harvey NYM
23Alex Wood ATL
24Masahiro Tanaka NYY
25Julio Teheran ATL
26Zack Greinke LAD
27Gerrit Cole PIT
28Tyson Ross SD
29Hisashi Iwakuma SEA
30Garrett Richards LAA 
31Ian Kennedy SD
32Michael Wacha STL
33Dallas Keuchel HOU
34Lance Lynn STL
35Jered Weaver LAA 
36James Shields KC
37Hyun-Jin Ryu LAD
38Collin McHugh HOU
39Jose Fernandez MIA 
40Scott Kazmir OAK
41Andrew Cashner SD
42Zack Wheeler NYM
43Mike Fiers MIL
44Homer Bailey CIN 
45Mike Minor ATL
46Marcus Stroman TOR
47Gio Gonzalez WAS
48Jose Quintana CHW
49Anibal Sanchez DET
50Chris Tillman BAL
51Justin Verlander DET 
52Sonny Gray OAK
53Drew Smyly TB
54Matt Shoemaker LAA
55Tanner Roark WAS
56Danny Salazar CLE
57Derek Holland TEX
58Mat Latos MIA
59Drew Hutchison TOR
60Henderson Alvarez MIA
61Jake Odorizzi TB
62Ervin Santana MIN
63Michael Pineda NYY
64Yordano Ventura KC
65Yusmeiro Petit SF
66R.A. Dickey TOR
67Doug Fister WAS
68Josh Collmenter ARI
69Francisco Liriano PIT
70Kyle Hendricks CHC
71Shane Greene DET
72Kevin Gausman BAL
73Jimmy Nelson MIL 
74Wily Peralta MIL
75Chris Archer TB
76John Lackey STL
77Tony Cingrani CIN
78James Paxton SEA
79Danny Duffy KC
80Rick Porcello BOS
81Matt Cain SF 
82Jenrry Mejia NYM
83Trevor Bauer CLE
84Jake Peavy SF
85Wei-Yin Chen BAL
86Kyle Lohse MIL
87A.J. Burnett PIT
88Brandon Morrow SD
89Jason Hammel CHC
90Clay Buchholz BOS 
91Jeff Locke PIT
92Vance Worley PIT
93Mike Leake CIN
94Carlos Martinez STL
95Colby Lewis TEX
96Miguel Gonzalez BAL
97Charlie Morton PIT 
98Tyler Matzek COL
99Nathan Eovaldi NYY
100Brandon McCarthy LAD
101Yovani Gallardo TEX
102Wade Miley BOS
103Jason Vargas KC
104Tim Hudson SF 
105J.A. Happ SEA
106Chase Anderson ARI
107Andrew Heaney LAA
108CC Sabathia NYY
109Dillon Gee NYM
110C.J. Wilson LAA
111Justin Masterson BOS
112Roenis Elias SEA 
113Edinson Volquez KC
114Mark Buehrle TOR
115Brett Oberholtzer HOU
116Shelby Miller ATL
117Kyle Gibson MIN
118Dan Haren MIA
119Jonathon Niese NYM
120Scott Feldman HOU
121Bud Norris BAL
122A.J. Griffin OAK 
123Jorge De La Rosa COL
124Gavin Floyd CLE
125Odrisamer Despaigne SD
Relief Pitchers
1Carlos Carrasco CLE
2Greg Holland KC
3Craig Kimbrel ATL
4Aroldis Chapman CIN
5Kenley Jansen LAD
6Alex Wood ATL
7Dellin Betances NYY
8Mark Melancon PIT
9David Robertson CHW
10Zach Britton BAL
11Koji Uehara BOS
12Trevor Rosenthal STL
13Huston Street LAA
14Steve Cishek MIA
15Drew Storen WAS
16Cody Allen CLE
17Brett Cecil TOR
18Glen Perkins MIN 
19Hector Rondon CHC
20Jonathan Papelbon PHI
21Fernando Rodney SEA
22Joaquin Benoit SD
23Jonathan Broxton MIL
24Jake McGee TB 
25Luke Gregerson HOU
26Neftali Feliz TEX
27Drew Pomeranz OAK
28Jenrry Mejia NYM
29Tyler Clippard OAK
30Andrew Miller NYY
31Pat Neshek HOU
32Santiago Casilla SF
33Carlos Martinez STL
34Sean Doolittle OAK 
35Ken Giles PHI
36Addison Reed ARI
37Kendall Graveman OAK
38Wade Davis KC
39Yusmeiro Petit SF
40Darren O'Day BAL
Designated Hitters
1Miguel Cabrera DET 
2Edwin Encarnacion TOR
3Jose Abreu CHW
4Victor Martinez DET
5Carlos Santana CLE
6Albert Pujols LAA
7David Ortiz BOS
8Nelson Cruz SEA
9Yoenis Cespedes DET
10Chris Carter HOU
11Kennys Vargas MIN
12Carlos Beltran NYY 
Catchers
1Jonathan Lucroy MIL
2Buster Posey SF
3Carlos Santana CLE
4Joe Mauer MIN 
5Devin Mesoraco CIN
6Evan Gattis HOU
7Salvador Perez KC
8Yan Gomes CLE
9Brian McCann NYY
10Travis d'Arnaud NYM 
11Miguel Montero CHC
12Wilin Rosario COL
13Stephen Vogt OAK 
14Dioner Navarro TOR
15Tyler Flowers CHW 
16Wilson Ramos WAS
17John Jaso TB
18Jason Castro HOU
19Carlos Ruiz PHI 
20Russell Martin TOR
21Kurt Suzuki MIN
22J.P. Arencibia TEX
23Mike Zunino SEA
24Derek Norris SD
25Jarrod Saltalamacchia MIA
26Welington Castillo CHC
27Yadier Molina STL
28Caleb Joseph BAL
29Alex Avila DET
30Yasmani Grandal LAD
31A.J. Pierzynski ATL
32Robinson Chirinos TEX
33Josmil Pinto MIN
34A.J. Ellis LAD
35Chris Iannetta LAA
36Geovany Soto CHW 
37Tony Cruz STL
38Ryan Hanigan BOS
39Hank Conger HOU
40Josh Thole TOR
First Basemen
1Miguel Cabrera DET 
2Edwin Encarnacion TOR
3Jose Bautista TOR
4Victor Martinez DET
5Jose Abreu CHW
6Anthony Rizzo CHC
7Albert Pujols LAA
8Freddie Freeman ATL
9Todd Frazier CIN
10Adrian Gonzalez LAD 
11Jonathan Lucroy MIL
12Buster Posey SF
13Carlos Santana CLE
14Lucas Duda NYM
15Joe Mauer MIN 
16Justin Morneau COL
17Adam LaRoche CHW
18Chris Davis BAL 
19Brandon Moss CLE 
20Mark Trumbo ARI
21Mark Teixeira NYY
22Matt Adams STL
23Billy Butler OAK 
24Joey Votto CIN
25Brandon Belt SF
26Mike Napoli BOS 
27Chris Carter HOU
28Jon Singleton HOU
29Eric Hosmer KC
30Stephen Vogt OAK 
31Chase Headley NYY
32Michael Morse MIA
33Allen Craig BOS 
34Kendrys Morales KC
35Casey McGehee SF
36James Loney TB
37Kennys Vargas MIN
38Lonnie Chisenhall CLE
39Nick Swisher CLE
40Michael Cuddyer NYM
Second Basemen
1Robinson Cano SEA
2Ian Kinsler DET
3Anthony Rendon WAS
4Jose Altuve HOU
5Dee Gordon MIA
6Brian Dozier MIN
7Matt Carpenter STL 
8Daniel Murphy NYM
9Jason Kipnis CLE 
10Dustin Pedroia BOS 
11Ben Zobrist OAK
12Chase Utley PHI
13Jed Lowrie HOU
14Neil Walker PIT
15Josh Harrison PIT
16Javier Baez CHC
17Howie Kendrick LAD
18Dustin Ackley SEA
19Kolten Wong STL
20Scooter Gennett MIL 
21Martin Prado MIA
22Arismendy Alcantara CHC
23Aaron Hill ARI
24Jordy Mercer PIT
25Yangervis Solarte SD
26Brett Lawrie OAK
27Jedd Gyorko SD 
28Tommy La Stella CHC
29Gordon Beckham LAA
30Omar Infante KC
31Stephen Drew NYY
32Luis Valbuena HOU 
33Emilio Bonifacio CHW
34Rougned Odor TEX
35Josh Rutledge LAA
36Jurickson Profar TEX 
37Brandon Phillips CIN
38Eric Sogard OAK
39Logan Forsythe TB
40Alberto Callaspo ATL
Shortstops
1Troy Tulowitzki COL 
2Hanley Ramirez BOS 
3Dee Gordon MIA
4Ian Desmond WAS
5Jose Reyes TOR
6Starlin Castro CHC
7Ben Zobrist OAK
8Jimmy Rollins LAD
9Elvis Andrus TEX
10Alexei Ramirez CHW
11Javier Baez CHC
12Danny Santana MIN 
13Jed Lowrie HOU
14J.J. Hardy BAL
15Jhonny Peralta STL
16Yangervis Solarte SD
17Arismendy Alcantara CHC
18Erick Aybar LAA
19Xander Bogaerts BOS
20Jordy Mercer PIT
21Everth Cabrera SD
22Asdrubal Cabrera TB
23Andrelton Simmons ATL
24Jean Segura MIL
25Alcides Escobar KC
26Stephen Drew NYY
27Chris Taylor SEA
28Eugenio Suarez CIN
29Wilmer Flores NYM
30Eric Sogard OAK
31Brad Miller SEA
32
33Chris Owings ARI 
34Zack Cozart CIN
35Yunel Escobar WAS
36Joe Panik SF
37Mike Aviles CLE
38Adeiny Hechavarria MIA 
39Brandon Crawford SF
40Eduardo Escobar MIN 
Third Basemen
1Miguel Cabrera DET 
2Adrian Beltre TEX
3Todd Frazier CIN
4Anthony Rendon WAS
5Josh Donaldson TOR
6Evan Longoria TB
7Matt Carpenter STL 
8Nolan Arenado COL
9David Wright NYM 
10Kyle Seager SEA
11Carlos Santana CLE
12Manny Machado BAL 
13Aramis Ramirez MIL
14Josh Harrison PIT
15Pablo Sandoval BOS
16Chase Headley NYY
17Martin Prado MIA
18Casey McGehee SF
19Xander Bogaerts BOS
20Ryan Zimmerman WAS
21Trevor Plouffe MIN 
22Chris Johnson ATL
23Yangervis Solarte SD
24Lonnie Chisenhall CLE
25Matt Dominguez HOU 
26Pedro Alvarez PIT
27Brett Lawrie OAK
28Mike Moustakas KC
29Nick Castellanos DET
30Conor Gillaspie CHW 
31Mark Reynolds STL
32Brock Holt BOS 
33David Freese LAA
34Emilio Bonifacio CHW
35Cody Asche PHI
36Mike Aviles CLE
37Juan Francisco TB
38Wilmer Flores NYM
39Kris Bryant CHC
40Maikel Franco PHI
Outfielders
1Mike Trout LAA
2Giancarlo Stanton MIA 
3Jose Bautista TOR
4Yasiel Puig LAD
5Adam Jones BAL
6Carlos Gomez MIL
7Jacoby Ellsbury NYY
8Andrew McCutchen PIT
9Michael Brantley CLE
10Ryan Braun MIL 
11Yoenis Cespedes DET
12Hunter Pence SF
13Jay Bruce CIN 
14Nelson Cruz SEA
15Melky Cabrera CHW
16Billy Hamilton CIN
17Justin Upton SD
18Matt Holliday STL
19Bryce Harper WAS
20Carlos Gonzalez COL 
21Matt Kemp SD
22Jayson Werth WAS 
23George Springer HOU
24Ben Zobrist OAK
25Gregory Polanco PIT
26Lucas Duda NYM
27J.D. Martinez DET
28Jason Heyward STL
29Brett Gardner NYY
30Alex Rios KC
31Alex Gordon KC 
32Brandon Moss CLE 
33Christian Yelich MIA 
34Nick Markakis ATL 
35Josh Hamilton LAA 
36Khris Davis MIL
37Kole Calhoun LAA
38Mark Trumbo ARI
39Starling Marte PIT
40Corey Dickerson COL
41Denard Span WAS 
42Marlon Byrd CIN
43Shin-Soo Choo TEX 
44Coco Crisp OAK
45Curtis Granderson NYM
46Austin Jackson SEA 
47Dexter Fowler CHC
48Adam Eaton CHW
49Torii Hunter MIN
50Wil Myers SD
51Martin Prado MIA
52Charlie Blackmon COL
53Angel Pagan SF 
54Evan Gattis HOU
55Marcell Ozuna MIA
56Danny Santana MIN 
57Dustin Ackley SEA
58Carlos Beltran NYY 
59David Peralta ARI
60Ben Revere PHI 
61Stephen Vogt OAK 
62Chris Carter HOU
63Josh Harrison PIT
64Michael Morse MIA
65Ryan Zimmerman WAS
66Desmond Jennings TB
67
68Josh Reddick OAK
69Oswaldo Arcia MIN
70
71Michael Cuddyer NYM
72Nick Swisher CLE
73Colby Rasmus HOU
74Allen Craig BOS 
75Dayan Viciedo CHW
76Norichika Aoki SF
77Yangervis Solarte SD
78A.J. Pollock ARI
79Chris Coghlan CHC
80Tommy Medica SD
81Will Venable SD
82Leonys Martin TEX
83Kevin Kiermaier TB
84Michael Bourn CLE 
85Gerardo Parra MIL
86Garrett Jones NYY
87Robbie Grossman HOU
88Matt den Dekker NYM
89Brock Holt BOS 
90Domonic Brown PHI
91Juan Lagares NYM
92Lorenzo Cain KC
93Seth Smith SEA 
94Nick Castellanos DET
95Alejandro De Aza BAL
96Emilio Bonifacio CHW
97Mookie Betts BOS
98B.J. Upton ATL 
99Carl Crawford LAD
100Rajai Davis DET
Starting Pitchers
1Clayton Kershaw LAD
2Felix Hernandez SEA
3David Price DET
4Yu Darvish TEX 
5Max Scherzer WAS
6Adam Wainwright STL
7Madison Bumgarner SF
8Johnny Cueto CIN
9Cole Hamels PHI
10Chris Sale CHW
11Stephen Strasburg WAS
12Julio Teheran ATL
13Zack Greinke LAD
14Corey Kluber CLE 
15Garrett Richards LAA 
16Hisashi Iwakuma SEA
17Sonny Gray OAK
18Scott Kazmir OAK
19Jeff Samardzija CHW
20Jon Lester CHC
21Tyson Ross SD
22Alex Cobb TB
23James Shields KC
24Mat Latos MIA
25Doug Fister WAS
26Gio Gonzalez WAS
27Jordan Zimmermann WAS
28Alex Wood ATL
29Hyun-Jin Ryu LAD
30Homer Bailey CIN 
31Jake Arrieta CHC
32Bartolo Colon NYM
33Yovani Gallardo TEX
34Jered Weaver LAA 
35John Lackey STL
36Gerrit Cole PIT
37Kyle Lohse MIL
38Andrew Cashner SD
39Ian Kennedy SD
40Anibal Sanchez DET
41Lance Lynn STL
42Alfredo Simon DET
43Yordano Ventura KC
44Masahiro Tanaka NYY
45Tanner Roark WAS
46Wily Peralta MIL
47Zack Wheeler NYM
48Marcus Stroman TOR
49Ervin Santana MIN
50Chris Archer TB
51Jesse Hahn OAK
52Rick Porcello BOS
53Henderson Alvarez MIA
54Justin Verlander DET 
55Kevin Gausman BAL
56Jake Odorizzi TB
57Zach Britton BAL
58James Paxton SEA
59Jacob deGrom NYM
60Francisco Liriano PIT
61Michael Pineda NYY
62Chris Tillman BAL
63Rubby De La Rosa ARI
64Kyle Hendricks CHC
65Hiroki Kuroda NYY
66Phil Hughes MIN
67Tim Hudson SF 
68Dallas Keuchel HOU
69Jonathon Niese NYM
70Jose Quintana CHW
71Jimmy Nelson MIL 
72Shelby Miller ATL
73Danny Salazar CLE
74Mike Minor ATL
75C.J. Wilson LAA
76Dillon Gee NYM
77Ryan Vogelsong SF
78Chris Young SEA
79Matt Garza MIL
80Danny Duffy KC
81Jorge De La Rosa COL
82Jason Hammel CHC
83Clay Buchholz BOS 
84Trevor Bauer CLE
85Nathan Eovaldi NYY
86Mike Leake CIN
87Drew Smyly TB
88R.A. Dickey TOR
89Jenrry Mejia NYM
90Joe Kelly BOS
91Charlie Morton PIT 
92A.J. Burnett PIT
93Jason Vargas KC
94Mark Buehrle TOR
95Michael Wacha STL
96Tom Koehler MIA
97Drew Hutchison TOR
98Chase Anderson ARI
99Wade Miley BOS
100Aaron Harang PHI
101Jeremy Guthrie KC
102Kyle Gibson MIN
103Matt Shoemaker LAA
104Collin McHugh HOU
105J.A. Happ SEA
106Tim Lincecum SF
107Taijuan Walker SEA 
108Miguel Gonzalez BAL
109Wei-Yin Chen BAL
110John Danks CHW
111Justin Masterson BOS
112Dan Haren MIA
113Josh Collmenter ARI
114Jeremy Hellickson ARI
115Travis Wood CHC
116Jeff Locke PIT
117Edinson Volquez KC
118Bud Norris BAL
119Jake Peavy SF
120Jarred Cosart MIA
121Josh Beckett LAD
122Odrisamer Despaigne SD
123Tommy Milone MIN
124Anthony Ranaudo BOS
125Trevor May MIN
Relief Pitchers
1Garrett Richards LAA 
2Tyson Ross SD
3Craig Kimbrel ATL
4Aroldis Chapman CIN
5Greg Holland KC
6Kenley Jansen LAD
7Alex Wood ATL
8Koji Uehara BOS
9Francisco Rodriguez MIL 
10Glen Perkins MIN 
11David Robertson CHW
12Huston Street LAA
13Trevor Rosenthal STL
14Fernando Rodney SEA
15Alfredo Simon DET
16Sean Doolittle OAK 
17Rafael Soriano WAS
18Steve Cishek MIA
19Zach Britton BAL
20Jonathan Papelbon PHI
21Mark Melancon PIT
22Kevin Gausman BAL
23Addison Reed ARI
24Jake McGee TB 
25Cody Allen CLE
26Casey Janssen TOR
27Joe Nathan DET
28Santiago Casilla SF
29Joaquin Benoit SD
30Rubby De La Rosa ARI
31Jimmy Nelson MIL 
32Mike Fiers MIL
33Drew Smyly TB
34Jake Petricka CHW
35Neftali Feliz TEX
36Jenrry Mejia NYM
37Joe Kelly BOS
38LaTroy Hawkins COL
39Hector Rondon CHC
40Chad Qualls HOU
Designated Hitters
1Edwin Encarnacion TOR
2Victor Martinez DET
3David Ortiz BOS
4Albert Pujols LAA
5Yoenis Cespedes DET
6Carlos Santana CLE
7Joe Mauer MIN 
8Josh Hamilton LAA 
9Coco Crisp OAK
10Chris Carter HOU
11Billy Butler OAK 
12Kendrys Morales KC
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Santana, Escobar to compete to be Twins' starting shortstop
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

While Danny Santana is considered the front-runner to be the Twins' starting shortstop, first-year manager Paul Molitor said nothing has been decided yet. Santana will compete with Eduardo Escobar for the starting job this spring.

"It's probably been one of the more awkward things for me this winter in dealing with that situation," Molitor said, per MLB.com. "Obviously, I have to go in there open-minded about how it will play out. I can't say Santana will be the shortstop because things can change. Escobar deserves an opportunity to play and whether it's spotting around the organization or he has to go back to shortstop, I can't tell you it all will work out."

Escobar started a team-high 86 games at shortstop in 2014 for Minnesota. He made it clear he wants to play every day, but is willing to play where Molitor needs him.

"This season is important for me," Escobar said. "I'm coming in ready to play. I don't know if I'm going to be the starting shortstop or not, but I've been working hard to be ready for spring training. If Molitor wants me to play shortstop, or wherever, I'm ready for it."

Santana said he is excited he is moving back to shortstop after making a team-high 62 starts in center field last year. He's been fielding 200 grounders per day in the Dominican Republic to get ready for the season.

"I'm very happy about playing shortstop. I was waiting for that moment," Santana said. "Shortstop is my natural position. I just need to keep working and I can do the same thing as last year."

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Rockies' Bridich: 'Highly unlikely' Tulo, CarGo traded before opener
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich told FOX Sports on Tuesday that it is "highly, highly unlikely" shortstop Troy Tulowitzki or outfielder Carlos Gonzalez will be traded before opening day.

Tulowitzki, who has been linked to trade rumors involving the Mets this offseason, is under contract through 2020 on a six-year, $118 million deal. He is also recovering from August hip surgery.

Gonzalez is under contract through the 2017 season on a seven-year, $80 million contract. He is also recovering from surgery in August to repair the patellar tendon in his left knee.

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Pitcher Johan Santana shut down in Venezuelan Winter League
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

Free-agent pitcher Johan Santana has been scratched from pitching in any of the remaining Venezuelan Winter League championship series games, reports FOXSports.

Santana has been experiencing discomfort in his shoulder. Teams that have indicated interest in Santana include the Yankees, Blue Jays, Padres. Santana's agent said Santana may still throw for major-league scouts, but wasn't sure.

He last pitched in the major leagues in 2012 and produced a 4.85 ERA in 21 starts.

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Royals OF Jarrod Dyson agrees to $1.225M salary for 2015
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson avoided arbitration Tuesday by agreeing to a $1.225 million salary for 2015, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. He will also receive a $25,000 bonus for 350 plate appearances.

Dyson is in his first year of arbitration. He hit .269 with one home run, 24 RBI and 36 stolen bases in 120 games in 2014.

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Angels invite reliever Frank Herrmann to spring training
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

The Angels announced they've invited reliever Frank Herrmann to spring training as a non-roster invitee. Herrmann, 30, spent the previous five years in the Indians' organization, last pitching in the majors in 2012.

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Padres' Bud Black: Jedd Gyorko 'learned a lot' from 2014 struggles
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko definitely went through a sophomore slump in 2014 after belting 23 home runs as a rookie in 2013. Although, dealing with plantar fasciitis in his left foot certainly didn't help his cause.

Still, Gyorko seems to indicate the injury wasn't the main reason he struggled offensively last season. He hit .210 with 10 home runs in 111 games.

"I think I maybe put a little too much pressure on myself," Gyorko said, per MLB.com. "We were struggling as a team. And I think all of us, not just myself, felt like we needed to come up with that big hit to get us going. It's hard to hit when you put that kind of pressure on yourself."

Gyorko missed nearly two months of games last season due to the foot injury, but once he returned, his numbers began to improve. He hit .260 with a .347 on-base percentage over his final 55 games. 

"He was better. I think he started making some adjustments, some mechanical, some at-bat to at-bat in terms of pitch selection," manager Bud Black said. "Before, you saw him chasing pitches up in the strike zone and also sliders away. I think that a lot of that was him wanting to be aggressive and wanting to help the team."

The Padres are expecting better results from Gyorko in 2015, especially with a revamped lineup that includes Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, Wil Myers, Derek Norris and Will Middlebrooks.

"We saw in 2013 what Jedd can be, and I think there's more to Jedd based on 2013," Black said. "I think last year there were a lot of factors that went into his season that he expected or adjusted to, but that is something he's hopefully learned from. It's a tough game. You've got to work and stay on top of it. In that regard, I think he learned a lot."

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Infield shifts have become an issue for players like Reds' Bruce
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Reds outfielder Jay Bruce is not going to use infield shifts as an excuse for his low batting average, but he admits it does play a factor, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

"That's definitely taken some hits away from me," Bruce said. "I don't use it as an excuse. But the bottom line is it takes hits away. You smoke a ball up the middle and you think it's a hit. But the shortstop is playing right behind second base.

"It's definitely cut down on average. You look at a player like Mark Teixiera. He was a .300, .280 hitter. You put the shift on him. He's a guy who drives the ball, pull hitter. He uses the other side of the field some. But guys like that are hitting in the .250s."

Bruce added that beating the shift is difficult. 

"Everyone's like, 'Hit a ground ball to shortstop or hit one down the line.' Like you can do whatever you want." he said. "A lot of times, pitchers pitch to the shift. And shifts are getting more sophisticated. In New York, (shortstop Derek) Jeter was playing third, in on the grass. So you can't bunt. Ideally, you want to get a hit. It's hard to do."

Reds hitting coach Don Long said eventually hitters will be taught in the minors to beat the shift.

"Not everybody's going to be the perfect hitter and be able to do everything," he said. "But I think you're going to find guys who want to have the ability to hit to both sides of the field."

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Royals invite C J.C. Boscan to spring training
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

The Royals signed catcher J.C. Boscan to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training, according to multiple reports. Boscan, 35, spent 2014 with the Dodgers' organization, batting .259 with a homer and seven RBI in 52 games for Double-A Chattanooga.

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Adrian Gonzalez confident in 'deeper lineup' for Dodgers
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez had an MLB-best 116 RBI in 2014, mostly batting in front of the likes of Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez. While both players are no longer part of the Dodgers' batting order, Gonzalez is not worried about lineup protection, per the Los Angeles Times.

"I think we're deeper, so I don't think we're going to be so dependent on the middle of the order," Gonzalez said Monday. "People say that we lost power, but I think we just put the power in different areas of the lineup."

Some of the key acquisitions this offseason for the Dodgers have been shortstop Jimmy Rollins, catcher Yasmani Grandal and second baseman Howie Kendrick. Gonzalez is confident in the new additions to the lineup.

"They're going to battle every at-bat," Gonzalez said. "They're going to be prepared. I'm not saying that we didn't before, but I think the guys that we got are guys that are going to be tougher to game plan for. From that end, it will be a deeper lineup."

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Orioles' Matt Wieters has goal of being ready by opening day
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, who is throwing from 150 feet in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, said he is preparing to be ready by opening day.

"The rehab's going well and going how it's supposed to from all the talk I've gotten with Dr. (James) Andrews and my physical therapist down here and Richie (Bancells)," Wieters said, per MASNsports.com. "Everything's kind of moved along and we're preparing for me to be ready for opening day. We still have a good couple of months before we're there, so it's still going to be a lot of work to put into it, but that's what I'm preparing for. We're trying to get all the steps checked off before we get there.

"We'll see when I'm actually going to be able to get behind the plate and catch in games during spring training, but it's just a matter of making sure the arm has been tested enough to where when we do get into games with adrenaline and a little bit of pressure that we're ready to go."

Wieters added making sure his shoulder is also in good shape is part of the rehab process coming off elbow surgery.

"(Monday) we went out to 150 just to test it out a little bit," he said, "and everything has kind of checked out and we've had nothing really major to set back the progression."

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