MLB Spring Training 2011: Top 10 AL Position Battles To Watch For

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MLB Spring Training 2011: Top 10 AL Position Battles To Watch For
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The football season is over, the basketball season as it is midway point and the NCAA Tournament is still a month away. Yup, it's almost March and that means it's finally time for spring training baseball.

After an exciting offseason, fans everywhere are eager to get the 2011 season going. Pitchers and hitters are scheduled to report to their respective spring training facilities in Florida or Arizona over the next few days, and games will begin in a couple of weeks.

But as fun as it is to see a dozen different players you've never heard of share the field with MLB superstars, most eyes should be planted squarely on a handful of players who will be playing for their baseball lives. Spring training is usually just a time to get back in the habit of playing the game, but for these few players it's a chance to prove that they deserve a starting spot on the roster.

Check out the 10 biggest position battles in the AL this spring training, and see which player has the early lead.

Click here to read about NL position battles.

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