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Wednesday, December 22, 2004 

Position Eligibility Update

Here are some of the notable position changes for 2005 (positions listed are the only ones for which they are eligible as of opening day):

Michael Young: SS
Willie Harris: 2B, OF
David Newhan: OF
Tony Graffanino: 2B
Darin Erstad: 1B
Melvin Mora: 3B
Juan Uribe: 2B, 3B, SS
Desi Relaford: 2B, 3B, OF
Mark Teixeira: 1B
Ben Broussard: 1B
Geoff Blum: 2B, 3B
Rich Aurilia: 3B, SS
Aubrey Huff: 1B, 3B
Dmitri Young: 1B
D'Angelo Jimenez: 2B
Alex Rodriguez: 3B
Michael Cuddyer: 2B, 3B
B.J. Upton: ? (didn't play 20 games at any one position-16 at SS, 13 at 3B; my instinct says to leave him at SS until he establishes himself somewhere different, but that's for others to decide)
Mark Bellhorn: 2B
Jay Gibbons: OF
Scott Spiezio: 1B, 3B
Robb Quinlan: 3B
Jerry Hairston: OF (biggest surprise/disappointment of the group, imo)
Eric Young: 2B, OF
Casey Blake: 3B
Damian Rolls: OF (only 19 at 3B)
Jose Valentin: SS
Jeff Conine: 1B, OF
Omar Infante: 2B, SS
Chone Figgans: 2B, 3B, OF
Matt Stairs: 1B, OF
Matthew LeCroy: C, 1B
Brandon Inge: C, 3B, OF
Ramon Nivar: ? (if he plays at all, looks like it will only be in the OF, where he played all 6 of his games last year)
Raul Ibanez: OF
Carlos Guillen: SS
Shea Hillenbrand: 1B
Pokey Reese: 2B, SS
Felipe Lopez: 3B, SS
Tim Hummel: 3B
Kevin Millar: 1B, OF
Marlon Anderson: 2B, OF
Tony Womack: 2B