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With A.J. Pierzynski, Paul Konerko, Gordon Beckham and Alexei Ramirez being locks for the infield, the one questionable spot is at the hot corner.
Mark Teahen was brought in last year to fill the job opening, and the only thing he proved was that teams should stop paying him for his supposed potential.
This leaves a gap at the third base position.
The sexy answer would be to trade for Texas Rangers third baseman Michael Young, who apparently wants out. The reality answer would be the Sox don't have much to offer for Young, so it would seem the position is rookie Brent Morel's to lose.
Although Morel batted just .231 with an OBP of .271 in his first 65 major-league at-bats, which included 17 strikeouts, last season, the guy can throw some leather. With a lineup featuring Adam Dunn, Paul Konerko, Carlos Quentin, Alex Rios and Alexei Ramirez, the White Sox shouldn't have problems putting runs on the board, so Morel will be asked to focus on his glove.
Your usual suspects to take the third base position would be the aformentioned Teahen and Dayan Viciedo. Teahen will make the team because he can play third, second and outfield and because the Sox are paying him $4.75 million.
Viciedo is not a guy you want sitting on the bench, so not sure if he'll make the Opening Day roster. He's a guy you want for your future, so having him get at-bats and work on his plate awareness in the minors is better than sitting for random play, although the Sox are paying him $1.25 million. So, perhaps, you will see him on the bench, subbing in at first, DH and third base.
With Omar Vizquel and Teahen certainly making the roster, Viciedo could be starting the season in the minors.
Unless Teahen learns to play third base or make his bat worth his awful glove or Viciedo learns to take a walk, the position will most likely go to Morel.
Whether Morel lasts there until the end of the season is a whole other question.