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Chicago White Sox

Last updated Mar. 10

Mark Buehrle

Projected Lineup
1. DeWayne Wise - CF
2. Chris Getz - 2B
3. Carlos Quentin - LF
4. Paul Konerko - 1B
5. Jermaine Dye - RF
6. Jim Thome - DH
7. Alexei Ramirez - SS
8. A.J. Pierzynski - C
9. Josh Fields - 3B
Rotation:
1. Mark Buehrle - L
2. John Danks - L
3. Gavin Floyd - R
4. Jose Contreras - R
5. Bartolo Colon - R
Closer:
Bobby Jenks - R
Relief:
Octavio Dotel - R
Matt Thornton - L

Front Office Lead: Ken Williams
Manager: Ozzie Guillen

Key Signings/Acquisitions: RP Ryan Z. Braun (KAN), 1B Ben Broussard (TEX), SP Bartolo Colon (BOS), INF Brent Lillibridge (ATL), SP Jeff Marquez (NYY), 2B Jayson Nix (TEX), RP John Van Benschoten (PIT)

Key Departures: SS Orlando Cabrera (OAK), 3B Joe Crede (MIN), OF Ken Griffey Jr. (SEA), C Toby Hall (HOU), RP Boone Logan (ATL), RP Horacio Ramirez (KAN), 1B/OF Nick Swisher (NYY), INF Juan Uribe (SFG), SP Javier Vazquez (ATL)

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Cleveland Indians

Last updated April 1

Victor Martinez

Projected Lineup
1. Grady Sizemore - CF
2. Mark DeRosa - 3B
3. Travis Hafner - DH
4. Victor Martinez - C
5. Jhonny Peralta - SS
6. Ryan Garko - 1B
7. Shin-Soo Choo - RF
8. Ben Francisco - LF
9. Asdrubal Cabrera - 2B
Rotation:
1. Cliff Lee - L
2. Fausto Carmona - R
3. Carl Pavano - R
4. Scott Lewis - L
5. Anthony Reyes - R
Closer:
Kerry Wood - R
Relief:
Jensen Lewis - R
Rafael Perez - L

Front Office Lead: Mark Shapiro
Manager: Eric Wedge

Key Signings/Acquisitions: RP Matt Herges (COL), SP Carl Pavano (NYY), RP Joe Smith (NYM), INF Luis Valbuena (SEA), SP Jeff Weaver (MIL), RP Kerry Wood (CHC)

Key Departures: RP Brendan Donnelly (TEX), SS Andy Gonzalez (FLA), OF Frnaklin Gutierrez (SEA), RP Brian Slocum (PIT)

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Detroit Tigers

Last updated April 1

Justin Verlander

Projected Lineup
1. Curtis Granderson - CF
2. Placido Polanco - 2B
3. Magglio Ordonez - RF
4. Miguel Cabrera - 1B
5. Carlos Guillen - LF
6. Brandon Inge - 3B
7. Marcus Thames - DH
8. Gerald Laird - C
9. Adam Everett - SS
Rotation:
1. Justin Verlander - R
2. Edwin Jackson - R
3. Armando Galarraga - R
4. Zach Minor - R
5. Rick Porcello - R
Closer:
Brandon Lyon - R
Relief:
Fernando Rodney - R
Bobby Seay - L

Front Office Lead: Dave Dombrowski
Manager: Jim Leyland

Key Signings/Acquisitions: OF Josh Anderson (ATL), SS Adam Everett (MIN), OF Alexis Gomez (FLA), SP Edwin Jackson (TAM), RP Brandon Lyon (ARI), C Matt Treanor (FLA)

Key Departures: RP Kyle Farnsworth (KAN), RP Casey Fossum (NYM), RP Freddy Garcia (NYM), OF Jacque Jones (CIN), OF Matt Joyce (TAM), SP Guillermo Moscoso (TEX), SS Edgar Renteria SS (SFG), SP Kenny Rogers (Retired), OF Gary Sheffield (Released), C Vance Wilson (KC)

Important Injuries: SP Jeremy Bonderman will start the season on the DL with an arm issue, while SP Dontrelle Willis will also start the year on the DL because of an anxiety issue. RP Joel Zumaya is also on the DL with a shoulder issue.

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Kansas City Royals

Last updated April 1

Mark Teahen

Projected Lineup
1. Coco Crisp - CF
2. Mike Aviles - SS
3. David DeJesus - LF
4. Jose Guillen - RF
5. Mike Jacobs - 1B
6. Alex Gordon - 3B
7. Billy Butler - DH
8. Miguel Olivo - C
9. Mark Teahen - 2B
Rotation:
1. Gil Meche - R
2. Zack Greinke - R
3. Kyle Davies - R
4. Brian Bannister - R
5. Luke Hochevar - R
Closer:
Joakim Soria - R
Relief:
Juan Cruz - R
Kyle Farnsworth - R

Front Office Lead: Dayton Moore
Manager: Trey Hillman

Key Signings/Acquisitions: INF Willie Bloomquist (SEA), OF Coco Crisp (BOS), RP Juan Cruz (ARI), SP Lenny DiNardo (OAK), RP Kyle Farnsworth (DET), 2B Tug Hulett (SEA), RP Franquelis Osoria (PIT), RP Oscar Villarreal (PIT), C Vance Wilson (DET), RP Jamey Wright (TEX)

Key Departures: RP Ryan Z. Braun (CHW), OF Joey Gathright (CHC), 2B Mark Grudzielanek (Free Agent), RP Leo Nunez (FLA), RP Ramon Ramirez (BOS), SS Angel Sanchez (TOR), SP Kip Wells (WAS)

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Minnesota Twins

Last updated April 1

Edgar Renteria

Projected Lineup
1. Denard Span - RF
2. Alexi Casilla - 2B
3. Michael Cuddyer - RF
4. Justin Morneau - 1B
5. Jason Kubel - DH
6. Joe Crede - 3B
7. Mike Redmond - C
8. Nick Punto - SS
9. Carlos Gomez - CF
1. Carlos Gomez - CF
Rotation:
1. Scott Baker - R
2. Francisco Liriano - L
3. Kevin Slowey - R
4. Nick Blackburn - R
5. Glen Perkins - L
Closer:
Joe Nathan - R
Relief:
Matt Guerrier - R
Jesse Crain - R

Front Office Lead: Bill Smith
Manager: Ron Gardenhire

Key Signings/Acquisitions: RP Luis Ayala (WAS), 3B Joe Crede (CHW), RP R.A. Dickey (SEA), RP Sean Henn (SDG), RP Bobby Keppel (COL)

Key Departures: SS Adam Everett (DET), RP Eddie Guardado (TEX), RP Bobby Korecky (ARI), OF Craig Monroe (PIT), RP Dennys Reyes (STL), 1B Randy Ruiz (TOR)

Important Injuries: RP Pat Neshek will miss the 2009 season after having Tommy John surgery in November. Catcher Joe Mauer is out with a back injury and won't return before May.

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