Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Rhymes will be Starting Second Baseman

Jason Beck, Tom Gage and Mario Impemba have all tweeted that Will Rhymes has won the second base job to start the season. Jim Leyland is not guaranteeing that he will start opening day versus the left-handed CC Sabathia though. So, it could be somewhat of a platoon situation.  Anyway, the starting line-up looks like this:

Austin Jackson CF
Will Rhymes 2B
Magglio Ordonez RF
Miguel Cabrera 1B
Victor Martinez DH
Ryan Raburn  LF
Jhonny Peralta SS
Brandon Inge 3B
Alex Avila C

When they face a left-hander, Casper Wells would probably replace Avila in the line-up and perhaps Danny Worth or Ramon Santiago would replace Rhymes.   In that case, Raburn would probably bat second, Wells sixth and the second baseman ninth.

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