Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 3/20/12
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PROJECTED STARTER Alexi Casilla, .260 BA, 4 triples, 15 SBs, 21 RBIs, 52 runs in 2011 Second base hasn't exactly been a position of consistency over the past several years for the Minnesota Twins. They haven't had the same starting second baseman on Opening Day since 2006-07, when Luis Castillo held down the job for two straight years. Since then, a combination of Brendan Harris, Alexi Casilla, Orlando Hudson and Tsuyoshi Nishioka have been Minnesota's second basemen to start the season.Casilla appears to have secured his spot as the starting second baseman for 2012. He was arbitration-eligible prior to this season, but he signed a one-year contract with the Twins in mid-February to avoid arbitration. He'll earn 1.38 million this season.Casilla spent the early part of 2011 as the Twins' starting shortstop, but he moved over to second base not long after Nishioka broke his leg in the first week of the season. Casilla is versatile enough to play either middle infield position, but he...
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