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Detroit Tigers Roster: 5 Most Intriguing Spring Positional Battles
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Detroit is only a few weeks away from starting a defense of the American League Central title. While the team has arguably three of the top 10 players in all of Major League Baseball, there are undoubtedly still a variety of areas in which the Tigers have question marks.

Over the course of spring training, a variety of players have seen their stock rise and plummet. The biggest beneficiaries of this appear to be pitcher Andy Oliver and second baseman/utility player Ryan Raburn.

Pitcher Jacob Turner, on the other hand, has gone from being the consensus No. 5 starter to probably manning the mound in Toledo.

Infielder Brandon Inge has thrown a bit of a wrench into the depth chart, as his attempt to move from third base to second has put him as the No. 2 man on the depth chart for both positions.

With so many roster moves still to be determined with only a few weeks to go, there are five roster positions in particular that the Tigers need to be confident in by the start of the 2012 regular season.

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