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Dark-Horse Contenders for Key Rotation Battles in Spring Training
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Spring training is all about competition.

Oftentimes, one of the fiercest competitions of all is the battle for the No. 5 spot in the rotation. MLB teams find rotation candidates in all sorts of places. As a result, the following list includes top minor leaguers with limited big league experience, international free agents with no MLB track record at all and former aces looking for one last opportunity. 

So, here's a look around the league at all the dark-horse contenders for key rotation battles in spring training. 

 

Note: All stats and salary information courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com.

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