Time To Change Position? Where Derek Jeter and 20 MLB Stars Might Land In 2011

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Time To Change Position? Where Derek Jeter and 20 MLB Stars Might Land In 2011
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Derek Jeter could move to Center Field, before the end of his career. Who else could be moving positions?

A few weeks ago, Brian Cashman made headlines.  He made a comment, stating that when Derek Jeter's time at shortstop is over, he would be moving to center field.  It's almost unthinkable that the best shortstop the Yankees have ever seen might be vacating the position soon. 

Even so, it's not uncommon to see a move like this.  For example, the legendary Mickey Mantle moved from center field to first base after years of abuse on his legs caught up to him. 

Cal Ripken Jr., one of the most complete shortstops the game had ever seen, permanently moved to third base in 1997.  However, perhaps the most famous move for a player was Babe Ruth moving from pitcher to power-hitting outfielder. 

Jeter will not be mentioned among the Yankee greats who patrolled center field; he will be remembered for what he has done at short.  It's interesting, though, to speculate where some of the younger players in the MLB might end up as their careers progress. 

Here now are 20 stars that might be on the move to different positions before their careers are over.  

Note: This list is not ranked in terms of how big of a star each player is. 

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