Potential 2023 Detroit Tigers Opening Day roster as of right now

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Rest of infield: Jonathan Schoop, Nick Maton, Ryan Kreidler, Javier Baez

This is where things start to get interesting. The easy one here is Baez. He's going to be the starting shortstop, like it or not.

The question marks starts with Schoop. Him making the roster isn't so much the question as is in what capacity. Will he be the starting second baseman? Or will be serve a utility role?

Kreidler and Maton could also serve utility roles. Maton was a utility guy with the Phillies, so that would make sense. Kreidler played all around the infield during his cup of coffee in 2022, so he's not necessarily attached to one position either. He also played all those positions quite well.

The only left-handed hitter in this group is Maton, which could set up a potential platoon at either second or third base. One thing's for sure, AJ Hinch will have plenty of room to mix and match with all the versatility in this group.

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