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MLB Spring Training: 10 Former or Current Stars in Danger of Demotion
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A demotion is defined as “a reduction in grade, rank or status.” 

In baseball, this can mean a starter who is moved to the bench or bullpen, a reduction in playing time or even a move to the minors.

Players who reach star status very rarely stay there for their entire careers.  Age, injuries, decreased production and younger competition can all factor into a change in a player's status.

Spring training can be a difficult time for players who are on the cusp, especially when other guys are breathing down their necks. 

Some may survive spring, but get bumped after the season starts if their performance declines.

The following is a list of 10 players who may be in danger of being demoted from their usual roles.

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