The Red Sox traded away Marco Scutaro over the offseason because they felt they'd find a starter from their internal options. They settled on Mike Aviles.
Hey, you never know. Whoever wins the BATTLE for the job as the Phillies' fastest bench outfielder will probably chip in with a big hit somewhere down the line. In baseball, anything might matter.
It was assumed that the Atlanta Braves would begin 2012 with Tyler Pastornicky at shortstop. A prospect, however, is giving him some stiff competition in camp.
Last year, things got so bad the Texas Rangers needed Endy Chavez to plug their center-field gap. But Chavez isn't around this spring, so Julio Borbon and Craig Gentry are fighting for the job.
The Tigers are trying to round out their rotation, and they will employ one of four prospects to do so.
Having traded both of their shortstops this winter, the Red Sox are holding auditions this spring. But is anyone in camp really up to the job?