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(Stats are through March 4.)CatchersMost Likely: Jason Castro, Mitch GarverMaybes: Willians AstudilloDark Horses: Tomas Telis*Nopes: Ben Rortvedt*, Wynston Sawyer*, Brian Navarreto*There are no changes for the catchers so far this Spring Training. Outside of catching, Astudillo has seen some time at third base while Sawyer has seen a majority of his playing at first base. With Sano not being available until possibly May, will fan-favorite Astudillo claim a spot on the active roster?Catchers StatsPlayerAgeGPAABHHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPSTBEPlayerAgeGPAABHHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPSTBEbaseball-reference.comInfield (and Designated Hitter)Most Likely: Jonathan Schoop, Jorge Polanco, C.J. Cron, Tyler Austin, Nelson Cruz, Marwin GonzalezMaybes: Ehire AdrianzaDark Horses: Ronald Torreyes Gregor Blanco Jersey , Lucas Duda*, Randy Cesar*, Adam Rosales*Nopes: Miguel Sano, Nick Gordon, Luis Arraez, Royce Lewis*, Dean Anna* (retired)The infield got the biggest update with the recent signing of Marwin Gonzalez. His use is yet to be determined: will he be mainly in the infield or helping in the outfield? Or will he be used all over the place? I added him to the infield depth chart here for now and pushed Ronald Torreyes to the “Dark Horses.” With the recent injury news about Sano, Adrianza may make the team as a bench player for the early part of the season. Lewis has been out for most of Spring Training with an oblique injury and may not appear in a major-league Spring Training game.Infield/DH StatsPlayersAgeGPAABHHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPSTBEPlayersAgeGPAABHHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPSTBEbaseball-reference.comOutfieldMost Likely: Eddie Rosario, Byron Buxton, Max KeplerMaybes: Jake Cave, Zack Granite (traded to Texas Rangers)Dark Horses: Michael ReedNopes: LaMonte Wade, Alex Kirilloff*, Luke Raley*, Brent Rooker*The only major move with the outfielders as of late is the trade of Granite to the Rangers for Xavier Moore (who was then traded for international money). Cave is still a “maybe” as we are still unclear how much Gonzalez will be utilized in the outfield. If the Twins decided to keep both Cron and Austin on the active roster, Cave may be out of luck. Outfield StatsPlayersAgeGPAABHHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPSTBEPlayersAgeGPAABHHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPSTBEbaseball-reference.comStarting RotationMost Likely: Jose Berrios, Kyle Gibson, Jake Odorizzi, Michael Pineda Fernando Rodney Jersey , Martin PerezMaybes: Adalberto MejiaDark Horses: Stephen Gonsalves, Chase De Jong*Nopes: Lewis Thorpe, Kohl Stewart, Zack Littell The Twins announced recently that Fernando Romero would be moved to the bullpen. This makes the starting rotation a bit clearer moving forward with Mejia as a possible fill-in option if someone falls to the injury bug. Starting Pitching StatsPlayersAgeL/RERAGGSIPHRERHRBBSOWPBFWHIPBAOPSBAbipPlayersAgeL/RERAGGSIPHRERHRBBSOWPBFWHIPBAOPSBAbipbaseball-reference.comBullpenMost Likely: Taylor Rogers, Addison Reed, Trevor Hildenberger, Trevor May, Blake ParkerMaybes: Tyler Duffey, Matt Magill, Gabriel Moya, Fernando RomeroDark Horses: Andrew Vasquez, Tim Collins*, Justin Nicolino*, Jake Reed*Nopes: Ryan Eades*, Preston Guilmet*, Ryne Harper*, Mike Morin*With the addition of Romero as a possibility for the bullpen, chances are slimmed down for a good number of candidates. On the flip side Jorge De La Rosa Jersey , the Twins have great depth for their bullpen and it will be interesting to see how the bullpen shakes out in the next two weeks. Relief Pitching StatsPlayersAgeL/RERAGGSIPHRERHRBBSOWPBFWHIPBAOPSBAbipPlayersAgeL/RERAGGSIPHRERHRBBSOWPBFWHIPBAOPSBAbipbaseball-reference.comWhat moves do you anticipate down the stretch with the recent organizational updates? Let us know in the comments or write a FanPost! WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper’s latest chance to play in his old ballpark will have to wait a day.The Philadelphia Phillies‘ game at the Washington Nationals was postponed because of rain. The start of Monday’s game was delayed for nearly three hours before a decision was made to call it entirely.The game will be made up at 1:05 p.m. Wednesday, as part of a day-night doubleheader.It is the Phillies’ second trip to Washington since Harper agreed a 13-year, $330 million contract in March. He was 5 for 7, including a home run, in two games at Nationals Park in early April.After a fast start, Harper’s batting average fell to .219 on May 14. He’s rebounded and arrived in Washington with a .247 average, 12 homers and 49 RBIs. He has at least one hit in nine of his last 11 games.“Over the last couple of days, he’s looked as good as he’s looked,” Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said. “I actually think he started off really well, then he struggled for a while and now he’s been on a slow trajectory to get to the right spot. He’s been a little bit more upright. He’s a little more relaxed. (Sunday) was a super-relaxed look at the plate. I think he’s right where he needs to be.”TRAINER’S ROOMPhillies: OF Roman Quinn was activated from the injured list after missing two months with a groin injury. OF Nick Williams was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. … RHP Jerad Eickhoff (right biceps tendinitis) was placed on the 10-day injured list. The Phillies recalled RHP Edgar Garcia a day after he was optioned to Lehigh Valley. .. INF Phil Gosselin cleared waivers and was outrighted to Lehigh Valley.Nationals: C Kurt Suzuki said he was sore but available a day after he left a game when a pitch bounced and hit him in the neck.NATS SIGN TOP PICKWashington signed RHP Jackson Rutledge, its first-round pick in this month’s draft. Rutledge, the No. 17 overall selection, had an 0.87 ERA in 82 2/3 innings for San Jacinto (Texas) Junior College this year. Rutledge will report to the Nationals’ Rookie-level Gulf Coast League affiliate.UP NEXTThe teams intend to send their scheduled starters from Monday’s rainout on Tuesday. Phillies right-hander Jake Arrieta (6-5, 4.31 ERA) will face Washington for the second time this season. He gave up three runs in six innings while earning a no-decision on May 4. Washington will counter with lefty Patrick Corbin (5-5, 4.11 ERA), who is 0-3 with an 11.37 ERA over his last three starts.