We are about a week-and-a-half away from Major League Baseball's Opening Day. It's time now for ball clubs everywhere to start cutting personnel as they finalize their 25-man rosters.
There are a number of players who are at risk of being released by their current teams as spring training rolls along. Typically, these are aging veterans who are struggling in exhibition games, who are injured and unlikely to be ready for Opening Day, or who are playing crowded positions and have fallen out of favor with their organizations.
Luis Castillo, Oliver Perez and Garrett Atkins have already been given the ax by their clubs (Castillo has since latched on with the Phillies on a minor-league contract).
Here is a look at some other major-league veterans who could be next on the chopping block.