American League Central

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* – indicates new to team

+ – indicates injury

1. Chicago White Sox

Hiring Tony LaRussa to be the manager means they want and expect to be playing well into October.

2. Minnesota Twins

They are expected to be in the Postseason once again, but will they actually win a series?

3. Kansas City Royals

This is a perfect time for them to sneak under the radar and become a thorn in opponents sides this season.

4. Cleveland Indians

The restart button has been pressed again with the trade of Francisco Lindor.

5. Detroit Tigers

Look for more growing pains, but their new manager A.J. Hinch has been through it before in Houston.

Player to Watch: 1B Jose Abreu – Chicago White Sox

Best Acquisition: P Liam Hendriks – Chicago White Sox

New Kid on the Block: OF Alex Kirilloff – Minnesota Twins

 

White Sox Lineup

1. SS Tim Anderson

2. RF Adam Eaton*

3. 3B Yoan Moncada

4. 1B Jose Abreu

5. C Yasmani Grandal

6. CF Luis Robert

7. DH Zack Collins

8. LF Leury Garcia

9. 2B Nick Madrigal

Bench

1B/OF/DH Andrew Vaughn

INF Danny Mendick

C/DH Yermin Mercedes

Rotation

1. Lucas Giolito

2. Dallas Keuchel

3. Lance Lynn*

4. Dylan Cease

5. Carlos Rodon

Setup

Codi Heuer

Closer

Liam Hendriks*

Manager

Tony LaRussa*

 

Twins Lineup

1. CF Byron Buxton

2. 2B Jorge Polanco 

3. 3B Josh Donaldson

4. DH Nelson Cruz

5. RF Max Kepler

6. 1B Miguel Sano

7. C Mitch Garver

8. SS Andrelton Simmons*

9. LF Jake Cave

Bench

INF/OF Luis Arraez

INF Willians Astudillo

C Ryan Jeffers

Rotation

1. Jose Berrios

2. Kenta Maeda

3. Michael Pineda

4. Matt Shoemaker*

5. J.A. Happ*

Setup

Alex Colome*

Closer

Taylor Rogers

Manager

Rocco Baldelli

Royals Lineup

1. 2B Whit Merrifield

2. SS Adalberto Mondesi

3. 1B Carlos Santana*

4. DH Jorge Soler

5. C Salvador Perez

6. 3B Hunter Dozier

7. LF Andrew Benintendi*

8. RF Kyle Isbel

9. CF Michael A. Taylor*

Bench

INF Hanser Alberto*

1B/OF Ryan O’Hearn

INF Nicky Lopez

Rotation

1. Brad Keller

2. Mike Minor*

3. Brady Singer

4. Danny Duffy

5. Jakob Junis

Setup

Scott Barlow

Closer

Wade Davis*

Manager

Mike Matheny

Indians Lineup

1. 2B Cesar Hernandez

2. 3B Jose Ramirez

3. LF Eddie Rosario*

4. DH Franmil Reyes

5. RF Josh Naylor

6. CF Jordan Luplow

7. 1B Jake Bauers

8. C Roberto Perez

9. SS Andres Gimenez*

Bench

INF/OF Amed Rosario*

C Austin Hedges

INF Yu Chang

Rotation

1. Shane Bieber

2. Zach Plesac

3. Aaron Civale

4. Logan Allen

5. Triston McKenzie

Setup

Emmanuel Clase

Closer

James Karinchak

Manager

Terry Francona

Tigers Lineup

1. LF Robbie Grossman*

2. 2B Willi Castro

3. 1B Miguel Cabrera

4. C Wilson Ramos*

5. DH Nomar Mazara*

6. 3B Jeimer Candelario

7. RF Akil Baddoo*

8. SS Niko Goodrum

9. CF JaCoby Jones

Bench

INF Jonathan Schoop

C Grayson Greiner

OF Victor Reyes

Rotation

1. Matthew Boyd

2. Michael Fulmer

3. Jose Urena*

4. Julio Teheran*

5. Casey Mize

Setup

Jose Cisnero

Closer

Bryan Garcia

Manager

A.J. Hinch*

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