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Detroit Tigers: Who will be the Opening Day Second Baseman?

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DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 18: Dixon Machado #49 of the Detroit Tigers gets the game winning single in the twelfth inning and celebrate as he rounds the bases during the game against the Kansas City Royals on September 18, 2015 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Royals 5-4. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 18: Dixon Machado #49 of the Detroit Tigers gets the game winning single in the twelfth inning and celebrate as he rounds the bases during the game against the Kansas City Royals on September 18, 2015 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Royals 5-4. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) /
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DETROIT, MI – SEPTEMBER 18: Dixon Machado #49 of the Detroit Tigers gets the game winning single in the twelfth inning and celebrate as he rounds the bases during the game against the Kansas City Royals on September 18, 2015 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Royals 5-4. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI – SEPTEMBER 18: Dixon Machado #49 of the Detroit Tigers gets the game winning single in the twelfth inning and celebrate as he rounds the bases during the game against the Kansas City Royals on September 18, 2015 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Royals 5-4. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) /

With a few spring training games in the books, the Detroit Tigers have roughly a month until Opening Day. In that month, many questions will be answered about how the team will look under first-year skipper Ron Gardenhire.

The Detroit Tigers have plenty of questions surrounding them heading into 2018. How will the rotation set up behind Michael Fulmer? What will the bullpen look like? How will Nicholas Castellanos fare as a full-time outfielder? Will any more veterans be traded away before the team heads north?

After the flurry of trades Detroit made last season, many positions opened up for younger players to claim bigger roles as the Tigers begin their rebuild.

Despite rumors involving many others, just one veteran was sent packing during the offseason. Second baseman Ian Kinsler was dealt to the Los Angeles Angels back in December for a pair of prospects.

Suddenly, a position that had been occupied by the same player for more than 600 games over the course of four seasons with the Tigers was vacant, without an obvious in-house candidate to replace him.

Who will form the double play combination with Jose Iglesias come March 29 at Comerica Park? Let’s explore some of the options.

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