Who Will Win Battle at 2nd Base?
Last season Lawrie appeared in 94 games before ending his season with a hamstring injury. Saladino would later assume the role of starting second baseman and excelled for the Sox. With the upcoming season, who will win the battle at second base this spring?
Lawrie has battled injuries throughout his career, and he could find himself regulated to the bench if he gets injured again. Saladino hit a career-high .282 in 93 games for the Sox last season, and played solid defense at second base. Lawrie hit .248 for the Sox, but did lead the team with 22 doubles before his injury.
The Sox battle at second base could be one of the more intriguing stroylines during Spring Training. Saladino has yet to start a full season for the Sox since being called up in 2015, but this could be his chance to do so this upcoming season. For Lawrie, this is his contract year and he will need to stay healthy in order to start a full season for the Sox.