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The Orioles have invited 11 non-roster players to spring training: pitchers Craig Anderson, Ryan Bukvich, Ryan Keefer and Roberto Novoa; catchers Ben Davis, Matt Wieters and Omir Santos; infielders Mike Costanzo, Oscar Salazar and Eider Torres; and outfielder Luis Terrero.

Another survey of baseball beat writers reveals the projected starters and reserves on the American League teams if Opening Day was moved up a few months.

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Check out the Rays' lineup – with players listed by position, not where they'll hit – and see if you're as impressed as I am. And if you think 2008 is the year they escape last place - if they finally have enough pitching, of course.

BALTIMORE
C – Ramon Hernandez
1B – Kevin Millar/Jay Gibbons
2B – Brian Roberts
3B – Melvin Mora
SS – Luis Hernandez
LF – Luke Scott
CF – Jay Payton
RF – Nick Markakis
DH – Aubrey Huff
Reserve INF – Freddie Bynum
Reserve OF – Tike Redman/Chris Roberson
Reserve C – Guillermo Quiroz
 
BOSTON
C – Jason Varitek
1B – Kevin Youkilis
2B – Dustin Pedroia
3B – Mike Lowell
SS – Julio Lugo
LF – Manny Ramirez
CF – Jacoby Ellsbury
RF – J.D. Drew
DH – David Ortiz
Reserve INF – Alex Cora
Reserve OF – Coco Crisp
Reserve C – Doug Mirabelli (possibly)
 
CHICAGO
C – A.J. Pierzynski
1B – Paul Konerko
2B – Danny Richar
3B – Joe Crede
SS – Orlando Cabrera
LF – Carlos Quentin/Jerry Owens
CF – Nick Swisher
RF – Jermaine Dye
DH – Jim Thome
Reserve INF – Juan Uribe
Reserve OF – Pablo Ozuna
Reserve C – Toby Hall
 
CLEVELAND
C – Victor Martinez
1B – Ryan Garko
2B – Asdrubal Cabrera
3B – Casey Blake
SS – Jhonny Peralta
LF – David Dellucci
CF -- Grady Sizemore
RF – Franklin Gutierrez
DH – Travis Hafner
Reserve INF – Jamey Carroll
Reserve OF – Jason Michaels
Reserve C – Kelly Shoppach
 
DETROIT
C – Ivan Rodriguez
1B – Carlos Guillen
2B – Placido Polanco
3B – Miguel Cabrera
SS – Edgar Renteria
LF – Jacque Jones/Marcus Thames
CF – Curtis Granderson
RF -- Magglio Ordonez
DH – Gary Sheffield
Reserve INF – Ramon Santiago
Reserve OF – Brandon Inge
Reserve C – Vance Wilson
 
KANSAS CITY
C – Jason Buck
1B – Ross Gload/Ryan Shealy
2B – Mark Grudzielanek
3B – Alex Gordon
SS – Tony Pena
LF – Jose Guillen
CF – David DeJesus
RF – Mark Teahen
DH – Billy Butler
Reserve INF – Esteban German
Reserve OF – Joey Gathright
Reserve C – Miguel Olivo
 
LOS ANGELES
C – Mike Napoli
1B – Casey Kotchman
2B – Howie Kendrick
3B – Chone Figgins
SS – Erick Aybar
LF – Gary Matthews Jr.
CF – Torii Hunter
RF – Vlad Guerrero
DH – Garret Anderson
Reserve INF – Maicer Izturis
Reserve OF – Reggie Willits
Reserve C – Jeff Mathis
 
MINNESOTA
C – Joe Mauer
1B – Justin Morneau
2B – Brendan Harris
3B – Mike Lamb
SS – Adam Everett
LF – Delmon Young
CF – Jason Pridie
RF – Michael Cuddyer
DH – Jason Kubel
Reserve INF – Nick Punto
Reserve OF – Craig Monroe
Reserve C – Mike Redmond
 
NEW YORK
C – Jorge Posada
1B – Jason Giambi
2B – Robinson Cano
3B – Alex Rodriguez
SS – Derek Jeter
LF – Johnny Damon
CF – Melky Cabrera
RF – Bobby Abreu
DH – Hideki Matsui
Reserve INF – Wilson Betemit
Reserve OF – Shelly Duncan
Reserve C – Jose Molina
 
OAKLAND
C – Kurt Suzuki
1B – Daric Barton
2B – Mark Ellis
3B – Eric Chavez
SS – Bobby Crosby
LF – Tyler Buck
CF – Mark Kotsay
RF – Carlos Gonzalez
DH – Jack Cust
Reserve INF – Donnie Murphy
Reserve OF – Chris Donorfia
Reserve C – Rob Bowen
 
SEATTLE
C – Kenji Johjima
1B – Richie Sexson
2B – Jose Lopez
3B – Adrian Beltre
SS – Yuniesky Betancourt
LF – Raul Ibanez
CF – Ichiro Suzuki
RF – Adam Jones
DH – Jose Vidro
Reserve INF – Willie Bloomquist
Reserve OF – Mike Morse
Reserve C – Jamie Burke
 
TAMPA BAY
C – Dioner Navarro
1B – Carlos Pena
2B – Akinori Iwamura
3B – Evan Longoria
SS – Jason Bartlett
LF – Carl Crawford
CF – B.J. Upton
RF – Cliff Floyd/Jonny Gomes
DH – Rocco Baldelli
Reserve INF – Ben Zobrist
Reserve OF – Justin Ruggiano
Reserve C – Shawn Riggans
 
TEXAS
C – Jarrod Saltalamacchia
1B – Ben Broussard
2B – Ian Kinsler
3B – Hank Blalock
SS – Michael Young
LF – Marlon Byrd
CF – Josh Hamilton
RF – Milton Bradley
DH – Frank Catalanotto
Reserve INF – Ramon Vazquez
Reserve OF – David Murphy
Reserve C – Gerald Laird
 
TORONTO
C – Gregg Zaun
1B – Lyle Overbay
2B – Aaron  Hill
3B – Troy Glaus
SS – David Eckstein
LF – Reed Johnson
CF – Vernon Wells
RF – Alexis Rios
DH – Frank Thomas
Reserve INF – Marco Scutaro
Reserve OF – Matt Stairs
Reserve C – Sal Fasano
 

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