|The starting job falls to Valentin until Ross gets up to speed.
||With Votto struggling in camp, steady veteran Hatteberg may get the nod.
||All signs point to a platoon between Gload and Shealy.
|Broussard will almost certainly start against right-handers, with Botts and/or Shelton making up the other half of the platoon.|
||A time-sharing situation looks likely, with the lion's share of starts going to Johnson.|
||With Danny Richar on the shelf, Uribe will try to hold off the red-hot Ramirez for the job.|
||Manager Mike Scioscia hasn't ruled out a platoon situation between Aybar and Izturis.|
||The aging Aurilia and speedy Velez will likely share time at the hot corner.|
||Ellsbury appears to be the favorite, especially with Crisp rebounding from injury.|
||Patterson should get most of the starts in center until prized prospect Jay Bruce gets the callup.|
||A left-field platoon involving Dellucci and Michaels is likely.|
||Alejandro De Aza
||With Cameron Maybin having been reassigned to Double-A, the path is clearer for Ross to build on last year's breakthrough.|
||An ice-cold spring has Pierre on the hot seat.|
|Schumaker has the narrow lead, but all three right-field candidates have been playing well this spring.|
||Stay away from this swingman duel.|
||Steer clear of this battle between soft-tossers.|
||Bale is the favorite to claim the No. 4 starter job, with Tomko in a tight race with Davies and De La Rosa for the final spot.|