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Chicago White Sox

2008: 89-74, first place

Manager: Ozzie Guillen, 6th year

Projected lineup: CF DeWayne Wise, 2B Chris Getz, LF Carlos Quentin, DH Jim Thome, RF Jermaine Dye, 1B Paul Konerko, SS Alexei Ramirez, C A.J. Pierzynski , 3B Josh Fields

Rotation: LH Mark Buehrle, RH Gavin Floyd, LH John Danks, RH Jose Contreras, RH Bartolo Colon or LH Clayton Richard

Closer: RH Bobby Jenks

Hot spots: The White Sox have been trying to resolve their center field situation since 2006. Now, Wise gets his chance to hold down the job. Ex-Canyon del Oro High School and UA player Brian Anderson will probably play center and bat leadoff against lefties, however.

Minnesota Twins

2008: 88-75, second place

Manager: Ron Gardenhire, 8th year

Projected lineup: CF Denard Span or Carlos Gomez, 2B Alexi Casilla, C Joe Mauer, 1B Justin Morneau, RF Michael Cuddyer, DH Jason Kubel, LF Delmon Young, 3B Joe Crede, SS Nick Punto

Rotation: RH Scott Baker, LH Francisco Liriano, RH Kevin Slowey, RH Nick Blackburn, LH Glen Perkins

Closer: RH Joe Nathan

Hot spots: Catcher and outfield. Mauer had surgery in the offseason to repair a blockage in his kidney, but hasn’t played all spring because of pain in his lower back. The Twins likely will have to lean on veteran backup Mike Redmond until Mauer works his way back.

Cleveland Indians

2008: 81-81, third place

Manager: Eric Wedge, 7th year

Projected lineup: CF Grady Sizemore, 3B Mark DeRosa, DH Travis Hafner, C Victor Martinez, SS Jhonny Peralta, RF Shin-Soo Choo, 1B Ryan Garko, LF Ben Francisco, 2B Asdrubal Cabrera

Rotation: LH Cliff Lee , RH Fausto Carmona, RH Carl Pavano, LH Scott Lewis, RH Anthony Reyes

Closer: RH Kerry Wood

Hot spots: DH – and a rotation loaded with question marks. Can Lee, so dominant last year, come close to matching his gaudy numbers now that he’s the staff ace? Carmona must stay healthy and Pavano has gotten a new lease. Hafner had offseason surgery on his right shoulder.

Kansas City Royals

2008: 75-87, fourth place.

Manager: Trey Hillman, 2nd year

Projected lineup: CF Coco Crisp, SS Mike Aviles, LF David DeJesus, RF Jose Guillen, 1B Mike Jacobs, DH Billy Butler, 3B Alex Gordon, C Miguel Olivo, 2B Alberto Callaspo or Willie Bloomquist

Rotation: RH Gil Meche, RH Zack Greinke, RH Kyle Davies, RH Sidney Ponson, LH Horacio Ramirez

Closer: RH Joakim Soria

Hot spots: First and second base. The Royals might go with a rotation at second between Callaspo, Bloomquist and converted third baseman-outfielder Mark Teahen. First base also is crowded, but Jacobs has the inside track. Olivo will be pushed by John Buck.

Detroit Tigers

2008: 74-88, fifth place

Manager: Jim Leyland, 4th year

Projected lineup: CF Curtis Granderson, 2B Placido Polanco, RF Magglio Ordoñez, 1B Miguel Cabrera, LF Carlos Guillen, DH Marcus Thames , C Gerald Laird, 3B Brandon Inge, SS Adam Everett

Rotation: RH Justin Verlander, RH Edwin Jackson, RH Armando Galarraga, RH Zach Miner, RH Rick Porcello

Closers: RHs Brandon Lyon, Fernando Rodney

Hot spots: Rotation and bullpen. Jeremy Bonderman’s shoulder problems opened the door for Porcello, 20, to win a spot in the rotation. Ex-D’back Lyon replaces the retired Todd Jones, but Rodney will get a chance to close

Citizen Online Archive, 2006-2009

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