DIVISIONAL OUTLOOK: AL East—2B in flux

Baltimore Orioles

Stop us if you've heard this before: Brian Roberts (2B, BAL) says he is feeling good and ready to reclaim the Orioles starting 2B job. Only time will tell if Roberts, who last had more than 230 ABs in 2009, is able to do so. Given his "F" health grade, this qualifies as one of the most unpredictable position battles as spring training begins. A healthy Roberts, even at age 35, should be able to get on base enough to help with runs and SB. And his ct% rate has held up well, and better health may well increase the power behind that contact.

The Orioles do have a couple of other options should Roberts once again be unable to stay on the field. Over from Minnesota is Alexi Casilla (2B, BAL). Like Roberts, Casilla...

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