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What The Indianapolis Infield Should Look Like

What The Indianapolis Infield Should Look Like

A few weeks ago I previewed the 2011 Indianapolis Indians infield, with a projection of how that lineup would look.  The summary of that projection:
C - Jason Jaramillo (Dusty Brown)

1B - Matt Hague

2B - Josh Harrison (Jim Negrych)

SS - Pedro Ciriaco (Brian Friday)

3B - Andy Marte

DH - Jeff Clement or Josh Fields

Candidates for outfield starting roles: Corey Wimberly, Steve Pearce

Could arrive in May: Chase D'Arnaud, Jordy Mercer
Things changed, and possibly became more complicated, this past weekend when the Pirates cut ten players, including Chase D'Arnaud and Brian Friday.  Both players were sent to Indianapolis, with D'Arnaud expected to play shortstop, and Friday expected to play second base.

If Friday is starting at second base, that complicates things for J...

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