Players Who Could Be Traded Before the End of Spring Training

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Players Who Could Be Traded Before the End of Spring Training
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Harang appears to be one of the odd men out in the Dodgers rotation

With just over two weeks to go until Opening Day, rosters are starting to take shape and teams are starting to take inventory of their positional depth. A few teams will find themselves extremely vulnerable at certain spots and in pretty good shape elsewhere. 

It’s true that you can never have too much depth because of the injuries that do occur regularly with baseball players. Position depth can disappear rather quickly, especially in the pitching department. Most teams can use up to seven or eight starting pitchers during the regular season, and that's if they’re lucky.

But in many cases, you can’t stash certain players in the minors without exposing them to waivers first.  That’s why you’ll see a few trades go down during the last few days of Spring Training. Don't expect anything big—Juan Francisco for J.J. Hoover was the most notable trade just before the 2012 season started—but expect a few major leaguers to land 25-man rosters spots with a new team after being traded. 

Here are a few players that could be changing teams in late March and some of the teams that could be potential landing spots…

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