- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 15, 2012

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.

Park: Charlotte Sports Park.

First Workout: Feb. 21/26.

He’s Here: 1B Carlos Pena, OF Luke Scott, RHP Burke Badenhop, RHP Fernando Rodney, C Jose Molina, INF Jeff Keppinger.

He’s Outta Here: DH-OF Johnny Damon, C Kelly Shoppach, C John Jaso, 1B Casey Kotchman, 1B Dan Johnson, OF Justin Ruggiano, RHP Juan Cruz, RHP Andy Sonnanstine.

Boston Red Sox

Manager: Bobby Valentine (first season).

2011: 90-72, third place.

Training Town: Fort Myers, Fla.

Park: JetBlue Park.

First Workout: Feb. 21/25.

He’s Here: Manager Bobby Valentine, OF Cody Ross, OF Ryan Sweeney, INF Nick Punto, C Kelly Shoppach, RHP Andrew Bailey, RHP Mark Melancon, RHP Vicente Padilla, RHP Aaron Cook.

He’s Outta Here: RF J.D. Drew, RF Josh Reddick, SS Marco Scutaro, INF Josh Lowrie, C Jason Varitek, RHP Tim Wakefield, RHP Dan Wheeler, LHP Erik Bedard, RHP Jonathan Papelbon.

Toronto Blue Jays

Manager: John Farrell (second season).

2011: 81-81, fourth place.

Training Town: Dunedin, Fla.

Park: Florida Auto Exchange Stadium.

First Workout: Feb. 22/25.

He’s Here: RHP Francisco Cordero, OF Ben Francisco, LHP Aaron Laffey, C Jeff Mathis, LHP Darren Oliver, RHP Sergio Santos, INF Luis Valbuena, INF Omar Vizquel.

He’s Outta Here: RHP Shawn Camp, RHP Frank Francisco, OF Adam Loewen, C Jose Molina, RHP Jon Rauch, INF Mark Teahen, OF Dewayne Wise.

Baltimore Orioles

Manager: Buck Showalter (second full season).

2011: 69-93, fifth place.

Training Town: Sarasota, Fla.

Park: Ed Smith Stadium.

First Workout: Feb. 19/24.

He’s Here: LHP Wei-Yin Chen, LHP Dana Eveland, RHP Jason Hammel, RHP Matt Lindstrom, LHP Tsuyoshi Wada, C Taylor Teagarden, 2B Matt Antonelli, OF Endy Chavez, CF Jai Miller, INF Wilson Betemit, INF Ryan Flaherty.

He’s Outta Here: DH Vladimir Guerrero, LF Luke Scott, C Jake Fox, OF Felix Pie, RHP Chris Jakubauskas, RHP Jeremy Guthrie, LHP Jo-Jo Reyes, RHP Rick VandenHurk.

CENTRAL

Detroit Tigers

Manager: Jim Leyland (seventh season).

2011: 95-67, first place, lost in ALCS.

Training Town: Lakeland, Fla.

Park: Joker Marchant Stadium.

First Workout: Feb. 20/24.

He’s Here: 1B Prince Fielder, RHP Collin Balester, RHP Octavio Dotel, C Gerald Laird.

He’s Outta Here: 3B Wilson Betemit, 2B Carlos Guillen, OF Magglio Ordonez, RHP Brad Penny, RHP Ryan Perry, 2B Will Rhymes, LHP Brad Thomas, RHP Joel Zumaya.

Cleveland Indians

Manager: Manny Acta (third season).

2011: 80-82, second place.

Training Town: Goodyear, Ariz.

Park: Goodyear Ballpark.

First Workout: Feb. 22/25.

He’s Here: RHP Derek Lowe, RHP Kevin Slowey, 1B Casey Kotchman, INF Russ Canzler, OF Aaron Cunningham, RHP Dan Wheeler, OF Ryan Spilborghs, C Matt Pagnozzi, RHP Jeremy Accardo, 3B Andy LaRoche, OF Fred Lewis, 3B Jose Lopez, OF Felix Pie, RHP Robinson Tejeda.

He’s Outta Here: DH Jim Thome, OF Travis Buck, RHP Justin Germano, OF Jerad Head, OF Austin Kearns, RHP Zach Putnam, RHP Mitch Talbot.

Chicago White Sox

Manager: Robin Ventura (first season).

2011: 79-83, third place.

Training town: Glendale, Ariz.

Park: Camelback Ranch.

First workout: Feb. 23/28.

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

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

Kansas City Royals

Manager: Ned Yost (third season).

2011: 71-91, fourth place.

Training Town: Surprise, Ariz.

Park: Surprise Stadium.

First Workout: Feb. 21/25.

He’s Here: LHP Jonathan Sanchez, LHP Jose Mijares, RHP Jonathan Broxton, LHP Ryan Verdugo, INF Yuniesky Betancourt.

He’s Outta Here: CF Melky Cabrera, LHP Jeff Francis, LHP Aaron Laffey.

Minnesota Twins

Manager: Ron Gardenhire (11th season).

2011: 63-99, fifth place.

Training Town: Ft. Myers, Fla.

Park: Hammond Stadium.

First Workout: Feb. 19/24.

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

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

WEST

Texas Rangers

Manager: Ron Washington (sixth season).

2011: 96-66, first place, AL champions, lost World Series.

Training Town: Surprise, Ariz.

Park: Surprise Stadium.

First Workout: Feb. 23/26.

He’s Here: RHP Yu Darvish, RHP Joe Nathan.

He’s Outta Here: LHP C.J. Wilson, LHP Darren Oliver.

Los Angeles Angels

Manager: Mike Scioscia (13th season).

2011: 86-76, second place.

Training Town: Tempe, Ariz.

Park: Tempe Diablo Stadium.

First Workout: Feb. 20/27.

He’s Here: 1B Albert Pujols, LHP C.J. Wilson, C Chris Iannetta, RHP LaTroy Hawkins, INF Jorge Cantu, OF Ryan Langerhans, LHP Brad Mills.

He’s Outta Here: C Jeff Mathis, RHP Joel Pineiro, RHP Tyler Chatwood, INF Russell Branyan, OF Reggie Willits.

Oakland Athletics

Manager: Bob Melvin (first full season).

2011: 74-88, third place.

Training Town: Phoenix.

Park: Phoenix Municipal Stadium.

First Workout: Feb. 19/25.

He’s Here: Manager Bob Melvin, LF Seth Smith, RF Josh Reddick, OF Jonny Gomes, RHP Bartolo Colon, RHP Jarrod Parker, RHP Ryan Cook, OF Collin Cowgill.

He’s Outta Here: RHP Trevor Cahill, LHP Gio Gonzalez, RHP Andrew Bailey, OF Ryan Sweeney, LHP Craig Breslow, RHP Guillermo Moscoso, LHP Josh Outman.

Seattle Mariners

Manager: Eric Wedge (second season).

2011: 67-95, fourth place.

Training Town: Peoria, Ariz.

Park: Peoria Sports Complex.

First Workout: Feb. 12/18.

He’s Here: C-DH Jesus Montero, RHP Hector Noesi, LHP George Sherrill, RHP Hisashi Iwakuma, RHP Kevin Millwood, INF Munenori Kawasaki, INF Carlos Guillen, C John Jaso.

He’s Outta Here: RHP Michael Pineda, INF Adam Kennedy, RHP Josh Lueke, C Josh Bard.

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