AL spring training capsules

AL SPRING TRAINING CAPSULES

A team-by-team look at the American League entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad:

EAST

New York Yankees

Manager: Joe Girardi (fifth season).

2011: 97-65, first place, lost in division series.

Training Town: Tampa, Fla.

Park: George M. Steinbrenner Field.

First Workout: Feb. 20/25.

He’s Here: RHP Michael Pineda, RHP Hiroki Kuroda, INF-OF Bill Hall, 1B-DH Russell Branyan, RHP Manny Delcarmen, OF Dewayne Wise.

He’s Outta Here: DH-1B Jorge Posada, RHP Bartolo Colon, RHP Hector Noesi, RHP Andrew Brackman, 3B Eric Chavez, DH-C Jesus Montero.

Tampa Bay Rays

Manager: Joe Maddon (seventh season).

2011: 91-71, wild card, lost in division series.

Training Town: Port Charlotte, Fla.

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