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Manager: Ned Yost (3rd season).

He’s Here: RHP Jonathan Broxton, LHP Jonathan Sanchez, C Humberto Quintero, OF Jason Bourgeois, LHP Jose Mijares, INF Yuniesky Betancourt.

He’s Outta There: CF Melky Cabrera, LH Jeff Francis.

Projected Lineup: LF Alex Gordon (.303, 23, 87, 17 SB), 2B Johnny Giavotella (.247, 2, 21 in 46 games), 1B Eric Hosmer (.293, 19, 78), DH Billy Butler (.291, 19, 95), 3B Mike Moustakas (.263, 5, 30 in 89 games), RF Jeff Francoeur (.285, 20, 87, 20 SB), C Salvador Perez (.331, 3, 21 in 39 games), CF Lorenzo Cain (.273, 0, 1 in 6 games), SS Alcides Escobar (.254, 4, 46).

Rotation: RH Luke Hochevar (11-11, 4.68), LH Jonathan Sanchez (4-7, 4.62 with San Francisco), LH Bruce Chen (12-8, 3.77), RH Felipe Paulino (4-6, 4.11 after 0-4, 7.36 with Colorado), LH Danny Duffy (4-8, 5.64)

Key Relievers: RH Joakim Soria (5-5, 4.03, 28/35), RH Aaron Crow (4-4, 2.76), RH Jonathan Broxton (1-2, 5.68 with Los Angeles Dodgers), RH Greg Holland (5-1, 1.80), RH Louis Coleman (1-4, 2.87), LH Tim Collins (4-4, 3.63), LH Jose Mijares (0-2, 4.59 with Minnesota), LH Everett Teaford (2-1, 3.27), RH Luis Mendoza (2-0, 1.23).

Minnesota Twins

2011: 63-99, 5th place.

Manager: Ron Gardenhire (11th season).

He’s Here: SS Jamey Carroll, OF Josh Willingham, RHP Jason Marquis, C-DH Ryan Doumit.

He’s Outta There: OF Michael Cuddyer, RHP Joe Nathan, OF Jason Kubel, RHP Kevin Slowey.

Projected lineup: CF Denard Span (.264, 2, 16 in 284 ABs), SS Jamey Carroll (.290, 0, 17 with Los Angeles Dodgers), C Joe Mauer (.287, 3, 30 in 296 ABs), 1B Justin Morneau (.227, 4, 30 in 264 ABs), RF Josh Willingham (.246, 29, 98 with Oakland), DH Ryan Doumit (.303, 8, 30 in 218 ABs with Pittsburgh) or Trevor Plouffe (.238, 8, 31 in 286 ABs), 3B Danny Valencia (.246, 15, 72), LF Ben Revere (.267, 0, 30, 34 SB), 2B Alexi Casilla (.260, 2, 21 in 323 ABs).

Rotation: RH Carl Pavano (9-13, 4.30), LH Francisco Liriano (9-10, 5.09), RH Scott Baker (8-6, 3.14), RH Nick Blackburn (7-10, 4.49), RH Jason Marquis (8-6, 4.43 with Washington and Arizona).

Key relievers: RH Matt Capps (4-7, 4.25, 15/24), LH Glen Perkins (4-4, 2.48), LH Brian Duensing (9-14, 5.23, 28 starts), RH Anthony Swarzak (4-7, 4.32).

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