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Examining the New York Yankees’ Most Intriguing Position Battles

February 18 the Yankees usually have their roster more or less set. There may be a position battle for a bench spot or two, but generally it's known who will get the lion's share of at bats and innings pitched come Opening Day.

But 2013 is different. There are legitimate position battles to be waged in spring training on both the offensive and pitching sides.

Here's a look at the three most intriguing battles of the spring, at catcher, right-handed outfielder/designated hitter and fifth starter.

 

Catcher

For the first time since Joe Girardi was the backstop, the Yankees will use a defense-first catcher on Opening Day regardless of who wins this position battle.

Barring injury or a new acquisition, ...

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