American League Central

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* – indicates new to team

+ – indicates injury

1. Minnesota Twins

A high powered lineup with a slightly better pitching staff should keep them in the conversation.

2. Chicago White Sox

They’ve put together an interesting blend of top tier talent with veterans that bring a winning attitude.

3. Cleveland Indians

The window is closing fast and would they be tempted to trade Lindor in a 60-game season?

4. Kansas City Royals

With a new owner at the helm they will begin a methodical rebuild, but look to remain competitive with Mike Matheny in the dugout.

5. Detroit Tigers

It will be another painful year and it could be worse with only 60 games to play.

Player to Watch: SS Francisco Lindor – Cleveland Indians

Best Acquisition: 3B Josh Donaldson – Minnesota Twins

New Kid on the Block: OF Luis Robert – Chicago White Sox

Twins Lineup

1. RF Max Kepler

2. SS Jorge Polanco

3. 3B Josh Donaldson*

4. DH Nelson Cruz

5. LF Eddie Rosario

6. C Mitch Garver

7. 1B Miguel Sano

8. CF Byron Buxton

9. 2B Luis Arraez

Bench

INF/OF Marwin Gonzalez

OF Jake Cave

C Alex Avila*

Rotation

1. Jose Berrios

2. Jake Odorizzi

3. Rich Hill*

4. Kenta Maeda*

5. Homer Bailey*

Setup

Trevor May

Closer

Taylor Rogers

Manager

Rocco Baldelli

White Sox Lineup

1. 3B Yoan Moncada

2. SS Tim Anderson

3. 1B Jose Abreu

4. DH Edwin Encarnacion*

5. C Yasmani Grandal*

6. LF Eloy Jimenez

7. RF Nomar Mazara*

8. CF Luis Robert

9. 2B Leury Garcia

Bench

C James McCann

OF Adam Engel

INF Danny Mendick

Rotation

1. Lucas Giolito

2. Dallas Keuchel*

3. Reynaldo Lopez

4. Dylan Cease

5. Carlos Rodon

Setup

Aaron Bummer

Closer

Alex Colome

Manager

Rick Renteria

Indians Lineup

1. 3B Jose Ramirez

2. SS Francisco Lindor

3. 1B Carlos Santana

4. DH Franmil Reyes

5. RF Domingo Santana*

6. 2B Cesar Hernandez*

7. LF Jordan Luplow

8. C Roberto Perez

9. CF Oscar Mercado

Bench

OF Delino DeShields*+

INF Christian Arroyo*

C Sandy Leon*

Rotation

1. Mike Clevinger

2. Shane Bieber

3. Carlos Carrasco

4. Aaron Civale

5. Zach Plesac

Setup

Nick Wittgren

Closer

Brad Hand

Manager

Terry Francona

Royals Lineup

1. CF Whit Merrifield

2. SS Adalberto Mondesi

3. DH Jorge Soler

4. RF Hunter Dozier+

5. C Salvador Perez

6. 1B Ryan O’Hearn

7. LF Alex Gordon

8. 3B Maikel Franco*

9. 2B Nicky Lopez

Bench

OF Brett Phillips

OF Bubba Starling

INF Erick Mejia

Rotation

1. Danny Duffy

2. Brad Keller+

3. Jakob Junis+

4. Mike Montgomery

5. Glenn Sparkman

Setup

Scott Barlow

Closer

Ian Kennedy

Manager

Mike Matheny*

Tigers Lineup

1. RF Cameron Maybin*

2. SS Niko Goodrum

3. DH Miguel Cabrera

4. 1B C.J. Cron*

5. LF Christin Stewart

6. 2B Jonathan Schoop*

7. 3B Jeimer Candelario

8. C Austin Romine*

9. CF JaCoby Jones

Bench

OF Victor Reyes

INF/OF Harold Castro

C Grayson Greiner

Rotation

1. Matthew Boyd

2. Spencer Turnbull

3. Daniel Norris

4. Ivan Nova*

5. Michael Fulmer

Setup

Buck Farmer

Closer

Joe Jimenez

Manager

Ron Gardenhire

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