American League Central

* – indicates new to team

1. Cleveland Indians

Having a 3-1 series lead last year, only to see it disappear will take a long time to overcome. They’re still the team to beat in the AL.

2. Kansas City Royals

This could very well be the last time they’ll be contenders with the current group of players from the 2015 World Series team.

3. Detroit Tigers

Being hamstrung by huge salary commitments have kept Detroit from making major roster moves.

4. Minnesota Twins

It wasn’t the best year for this group, but having the likes of Dozier and Buxton aren’t bad building blocks going forward.

5. Chicago White Sox

The restart button has been pushed and there will be many more moves to come.

Player to Watch: SS Francisco Lindor Cleveland Indians

Best Acquisition: DH/1B Edwin Encarnacion Cleveland Indians

New Kid on the Block: 2B Yoan Moncada Chicago White Sox

Cleveland Indians

Lineup

1. 1B Carlos Santana

2. 2B Jason Kipnis

3. SS Francisco Lindor

4. DH Edwin Encarnacion*

5. 3B Jose Ramirez

6. C Yan Gomes

7. LF Michael Brantley

8. RF Lonnie Chisenhall

9. CF Tyler Naquin

Bench

C Roberto Perez

OF Abraham Almonte

1B/DH Chris Colabello*

Rotation

1. Corey Kluber

2. Danny Salazar

3. Carlos Carrasco

4. Trevor Bauer

5. Josh Tomlin

Setup

Andrew Miller

Closer

Cody Allen

Manager

Terry Francona

Kansas City Royals

Lineup

1. SS Alcides Escobar

2. CF Lorenzo Cain

3. 1B Eric Hosmer

4. C Salvador Perez

5. 3B Mike Moustakas

6. RF Jorge Soler*

7. DH Brandon Moss*

8. LF Alex Gordon

9. 2B Whit Merrifield

Bench

INF Christian Colon

OF Paulo Orlando

C Drew Butera

Rotation

1. Danny Duffy

2. Ian Kennedy

3. Jason Hammel*

4. Jason Vargas

5. Nathan Karns*

Setup 

Joakim Soria

Closer

Kelvin Herrera

Manager

Ned Yost

Detroit Tigers

Lineup

1. 2B Ian Kinsler

2. 3B Nick Castellanos

3. 1B Miguel Cabrera

4. DH Victor Martinez

5. RF J.D. Martinez

6. LF Justin Upton

7. C James McCann

8. SS Jose Iglesias

9. CF Mikie Mahtook

Bench

INF Andrew Romine

OF Steven Moya

C Alex Avila

Rotation

1. Justin Verlander

2. Jordan Zimmermann

3. Michael Fulmer

4. Daniel Norris

5. Anibal Sanchez

Setup

Justin Wilson

Closer

Francisco Rodriguez

Manager

Brad Ausmus

Minnesota Twins

Lineup

1. 2B Brian Dozier

2. CF Byron Buxton

3. 1B Joe Mauer

4. 3B Miguel Sano

5. RF Max Kepler

6. DH Byung Ho Park

7. LF Eddie Rosario

8. C Jason Castro*

9. SS Jorge Polanco

Bench

INF Eduardo Escobar

OF Robbie Grossman

1B/DH Kennys Vargas

Rotation

1. Ervin Santana

2. Hector Santiago

3. Kyle Gibson

4. Phil Hughes

5. Jose Berrios

Setup

Ryan Pressly

Closer

Brandon Kintzler

Manager

Paul Molitor

Chicago White Sox

Lineup

1. SS Tim Anderson

2. LF Melky Cabrera

3. 1B Jose Abreu

4. 3B Todd Frazier

5. RF Avisail Garcia

6. DH Cody Asche*

7. 2B Tyler Saladino

8. C Omar Narvaez

9. CF Peter Bourjos*

Bench

OF/INF Leury Garcia

INF Yolmer Sanchez

C Kevan Smith

Rotation

1. Jose Quintana

2. Miguel Gonzalez

3. Carlos Rodon

4. James Shields

5. Derek Holland*

Setup

Nate Jones

Closer

David Robertson

Manager

Rick Renteria

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