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He’s here: OF Carlos Beltran, LHP J.C. Romero, OF Erik Komatsu.

He’s outta there: 1B Albert Pujols, RHP Edwin Jackson, INF Ryan Theriot, INF Nick Punto, C Gerald Laird, RHP Octavio Dotel, LHP Arthur Rhodes, OF Corey Patterson.

Projected lineup: SS Rafael Furcal (.255 in 50 games with St. Louis after acquired from Los Angeles Dodgers), RF Carlos Beltran (.300, 22, 84 with New York Mets and San Francisco), LF Matt Holliday (.296, 22, 75), 1B Lance Berkman (.301, 34, 91), 3B David Freese (.297, 10, 55 in 97 games), C Yadier Molina (.305, 14, 65), CF Jon Jay (.297, 10, 37), 2B Tyler Greene (.212, 1, 11 in 102 at-bats).

Rotation: RH Chris Carpenter (11-9, 3.45 in 237.1 IP), RH Adam Wainwright (injured in 2011; 20-11, 2.42 in ‘10), LH Jaime Garcia (13-7, 3.56), RH Kyle Lohse (14-8, 3.39), RH Jake Westbrook (12-9, 4.66), RH Lance Lynn (1-1, 3.12 in 18 games, likely replaces Carpenter at start of season).

Key relievers: RH Jason Motte (5-2, 2.25, 9/13, team-leading 78 appearances), RH Fernando Salas (5-6, 2.26, 24/30 saves), LH Marc Rzepczynski (0-3, 3.97), RH Mitchell Boggs (2-3, 3.56, 4/8 saves), RH Kyle McClellan (12-7, 4.19 as starter and reliever), RH Eduardo Sanchez (3-1, 1.80), LH J.C. Romero (1-0, 4.01 in 36 games with Colorado and Philadelphia).

Cincinnati Reds

2011: 79-83, 3rd place.

Manager: Dusty Baker (4th season).

He’s here: RHP Mat Latos, LHP Sean Marshall, OF Ryan Ludwick, INF Wilson Valdez, OF-INF Willie Harris.

He’s outta there: C Ramon Hernandez, RHP closer Francisco Cordero, LHP Travis Wood, RHP Edinson Volquez, LHP Dontrelle Willis, INF Yonder Alonso, OF Fred Lewis, SS Edgar Renteria, C Yasmani Grandal.

Projected Lineup: CF Drew Stubbs (.243, 15, 44, 205 Ks, 40 of team’s 97 steals), 2B Brandon Phillips (.300, 18, 82), 1B Joey Votto (.309, 29, 103), 3B Scott Rolen (.242, 5, 36 in 65 games before shoulder surgery), RF Jay Bruce (.256, 32, 97), SS Zack Cozart (.324, 2, 3 in 11 games), LF Chris Heisey (.254, 18, 50), C Ryan Hanigan (.267, 6, 31).

Rotation: RH Johnny Cueto (9-5, 2.31, 34 starts), RH Mat Latos (9-14, 3.47 with San Diego), RH Bronson Arroyo (9-12, 5.07, club-record 46 HRs allowed in 32 starts), RH Homer Bailey (9-7, 4.43), RH Mike Leake (12-9, 3.86).

Key Relievers: LH Sean Marshall (6-6, 2.26, 5 with Cubs), RH Nick Masset (3-6, 3.71), LH Bill Bray (5-3, 2.98), RH Jose Arredondo (4-4, 3.23).

Pittsburgh Pirates

2011: 72-90, 4th place

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