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Latest Predictions for the Winner of Each Key Cincinnati Reds Position Battle
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Cesar Izturis is battling for a roster spot.

Spring training is only in its first week, so the Cincinnati Reds still have a few position battles going on in camp.

Unlike most teams, the Reds don't have any glaring hole that needs filled. The team has its lineup set and its rotation mostly figured out. Secondary roles are up for grabs right now, but there hasn't been much separation through the first week of spring training.

Cincinnati's biggest position battle, the No. 5 spot in the rotation, is grabbing the most headlines. The team has a plan for Aroldis Chapman, but it does no good to speculate on the plan until he actually pitches.

Not much has happened up to this point through the first week of games. As spring training continues, players will begin to separate themselves from the rest of the pack.

There's still a long way to go until Opening Day, but let's take a look at some of the position battles so far.

(Reds fans: Remember to use #JoeyVotto in your tweets to make sure he is named the Face of MLB by MLB Network.)

 

*Stats are courtesy of MLB.com unless otherwise noted

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