American League Central

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* – indicates new to team

+ – indicates injury

1. Cleveland Indians

Their rotation is among the best in all of baseball. That should give them a spot atop the division.

2. Minnesota Twins

Among the most active teams in the offseason, their acquisitions should have them back in contention.

3. Chicago White Sox

While they missed out on a big free agent acquisition, they have some solid pieces in place for the future.

4. Detroit Tigers

They still have some bloated contracts they need to get away from, but the future is beginning to take shape.

5. Kansas City Royals

They won’t be anywhere near contention because of their pitching staff, but their lineup should not be underestimated.

Player to Watch: SS Francisco Lindor – Cleveland Indians

Best Acquisition: DH Nelson Cruz – Minnesota Twins

New Kid on the Block: OF Eloy Jimenez – Chicago White Sox

Indians Lineup

1. SS Francisco Lindor

2. 2B Jason Kipnis

3. 3B Jose Ramirez

4. 1B Carlos Santana*

5. DH Hanley Ramirez*

6. LF Jake Bauers*

7. RF Tyler Naquin

8. C Roberto Perez

9. CF Leonys Martin

Bench

OF Greg Allen

INF Max Moroff*

C Kevin Plawecki*

Rotation

1. Corey Kluber

2. Carlos Carrasco

3. Trevor Bauer

4. Mike Clevinger

5. Shane Bieber

Setup

Adam Cimber

Closer

Brad Hand

Manager

Terry Francona

Twins Lineup

1. SS Jorge Polanco

2. LF Eddie Rosario

3. 1B C.J. Cron*

4. DH Nelson Cruz*

5. 3B Miguel Sano

6. RF Max Kepler

7. 2B Jonathan Schoop*

8. C Jason Castro

9. CF Byron Buxton

Bench

INF/OF Marwin Gonzalez*

C Mitch Garver

OF Jake Cave

Rotation

1. Jose Berrios

2. Kyle Gibson

3. Michael Pineda

4. Jake Odorizzi

5. Martin Perez*

Setup

Taylor Rogers

Closer

Trevor May

Manager

Rocco Baldelli*

White Sox Lineup

1. CF Adam Engel

2. 3B Yoan Moncada

3. 1B Jose Abreu

4. DH Yonder Alonso*

5. LF Eloy Jimenez

6. RF Daniel Palka

7. SS Tim Anderson

8. C Welington Castillo

9. 2B Yolmer Sanchez

Bench

INF/OF Leury Garcia

OF Jon Jay*

C James McCann*

Rotation

1. Carlos Rodon

2. Reynaldo Lopez

3. Ivan Nova*

4. Lucas Giolito

5. Dylan Covey

Setup

Nate Jones

Closer

Alex Colome*

Manager

Rick Renteria

Tigers Lineup

1. 2B Josh Harrison*

2. RF Nicholas Castellanos

3. 1B Miguel Cabrera

4. 3B Jeimer Candelario

5. DH Niko Goodrum

6. LF Christin Stewart

7. SS Jordy Mercer*

8. C Grayson Greiner

9. CF JaCoby Jones

Bench

C John Hicks

INF Gordon Beckham*

OF Mikie Mahtook

Rotation

1. Jordan Zimmermann

2. Matthew Boyd

3. Matt Moore*

4. Daniel Norris

5. Tyson Ross*

Setup

Joe Jimenez

Closer

Shane Greene

Manager

Ron Gardenhire

Royals Lineup

1. RF Whit Merrifield

2. SS Adalberto Mondesi

3. LF Alex Gordon

4. DH Jorge Soler

5. 1B Ryan O’Hearn

6. 3B Hunter Dozier

7. 2B Chris Owings*

8. C Martin Maldonado*

9. CF Billy Hamilton*

Bench

1B Frank Schwindel

1B/DH Lucas Duda*

OF Terrance Gore

Rotation

1. Danny Duffy

2. Jakob Junis

3. Brad Keller

4. Ian Kennedy

5. Jorge Lopez

Setup

Brad Boxberger*

Closer

Wily Peralta

Manager

Ned Yost

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