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He’s Here: RHP Derek Lowe, 1B Casey Kotchman, INF Jose Lopez, RHP Kevin Slowey, RHP Dan Wheeler, OF Russ Canzler, OF Aaron Cunningham.

He’s Outta There: OF Austin Kearns, RHP Jensen Lewis, RHP Mitch Talbot, INF Luis Valbuena, RHP Alex White.

Projected Lineup: CF Michael Brantley (.266, 7, 46, .318 on-base percentage), SS Asdrubal Cabrera (.273, 25, 92, 17 SB), RF Shin-Soo Choo (.259, 8, 36 in 85 games), C Carlos Santana (.239, 27, 79, 133 Ks), DH Travis Hafner (.280, 13, 57), 1B Casey Kotchman (.306, 10, 48 for Tampa Bay) 2B Jason Kipnis (.272, 7, 19 in 36 games), LF Shelley Duncan (.260, 11, 47) 3B Jack Hannahan (.250, 8, 40, 5 errors in 296 chances).

Rotation: RH Ubaldo Jimenez (4-4, 5.10 ERA in 11 starts after trade from Colorado), RH Justin Masterson (12-10, 3.21, 216 innings), Josh Tomlin (12-7, 4.25), Derek Lowe (9-17, 5.05 for Atlanta), Jeanmar Gomez (5-3, 4.47).

Key Relievers: RH Chris Perez (4-7, 3.32, 36/40), RH Joe Smith (3-3, 2.01, 71 games), RH Vinnie Pestano (1-2, 2.32 ERA 1.13 in last 25 games), LH Rafael Perez (5-2, 3.00), RH Dan Wheeler (2-2, 4.38 with Boston).

Chicago White Sox

2011: 79-83, 3rd place.

Manager: Robin Ventura (1st season).

He’s Here: Manager Robin Ventura, INF Osvaldo Martinez, RHP Jhan Marinez, RHP Nestor Molina, RHP Simon Castro, LHP Pedro Hernandez.

He’s Outta There: LHP Mark Buehrle, OF Carlos Quentin, OF Juan Pierre, RHP Sergio Santos, RHP Jason Frasor.

Projected Lineup: CF Alejandro De Aza (.329, 4, 23, 12 SB in 54 games), C A.J. Pierzynski (.287, 8, 48), RF Alex Rios (.227, 13, 44), 1B Paul Konerko (.300, 31, 105), DH Adam Dunn (.159, 11, 42, 177 Ks), SS Alexei Ramirez (.269, 15, 70), LF Dayan Viciedo (.255, 1, 6 in 29 games), 3B Brent Morel (.245, 10, 41), 2B Gordon Beckham (.230, 10, 44).

Rotation: LH John Danks (8-12, 4.33), RH Jake Peavy (7-7, 4.92 in 18 starts), RH Gavin Floyd (12-13, 4.37), LH Chris Sale (2-2, 2.79 in 58 relief appearances), RH Phil Humber (9-9, 3.75).

Key Relievers: LH Matt Thornton (2-5, 3.32, 3), RH Jesse Crain (8-3, 2.62, .215 batting average against), LH Will Ohman (1-3, 4.22), RHP Zach Stewart (2-5, 6.22 in 10 games), RH Addison Reed (0-0, 3.68 in six games).

Kansas City Royals

2011: 71-91, 4th place.

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