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2011 Indianapolis Indians Preview: The Infield

2011 Indianapolis Indians Preview: The Infield

Back in December I looked at the potential roster crunch that could take place in the Indianapolis Indians' infield in 2011.  With a group of talented young infield prospects making their way up from Altoona, and a group of off-season additions to the organization, there are far more players than available positions.

With the season getting closer, let's take a look at who could be in line to play in the Indianapolis infield this year.

Catcher

Starting the season, Jason Jaramillo should be the starting catcher.  The Pirates signed Dusty Brown and Wyatt Toregas to minor league deals this off-season.  My guess is that Brown will start the 2011 season as the backup in Indianapolis, while Toregas should provide depth in Altoona, or lower.

Ryan Doumit is expected to start the season as the backup catcher in the majors.  If Doumit were to be traded, Jaramillo would be the candidate to take his place, which would move Brown to the starting role, and would call for either Toregas o...

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