MLB Teams with Hitting Depth to Trade in 2013

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MLB Teams with Hitting Depth to Trade in 2013
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Could Jay be trade bait if top prospect Oscar Taveras takes his job during the season?

There is a long list of prospects who could debut in 2013 but will start the season in the minors in order to push back their arbitration and free-agency clocks, as well as just getting a few more months of minor league seasoning. 

In certain cases, there are below-average players that are just keeping the position warm in the majors until the rookie is ready to claim his job. In others, the team already has an established player with value, giving the team a trade chip.

While there weren’t any trades that opened up roster spots for prospects last July, I’m guessing that won’t be the case this time around. 

Barring injuries, here are some teams that appear to be in the best position depth-wise to trade away a position player during the season.

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