Dark Horses to Watch in Final Weeks of Spring Training Battles

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Dark Horses to Watch in Final Weeks of Spring Training Battles
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Spring training performance is generally taken with a grain of salt, as most guys are simply trying to shake off the rust and work on a few different things before the start of the regular season.

However, for the handful of guys on each team fighting for what are generally one or two open roster spots, spring performance can mean the difference between breaking camp with the big league club and being shipped to the minors.

With a number of position battles still far from decided, here is a look at 10 dark horses to watch over the final weeks of spring training. These guys were far from the favorites to land their respective jobs entering camp, and most of them are still not the favorites at this point, but they have at least an outside shot at securing a spot on an Opening Day roster.

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