Spring training is now closer to its end than to its beginning, and that means two things.

One: Opening Day will be here soon. Huzzah.

Two: We’re beginning to get some clarity on various position battles going on in Arizona and Florida—which is good, especially when it comes to the really important ones.

You know, as in the position battles for key roles on likely 2014 contenders. These clubs’ position battles matter a little more than those of other teams, so they’re going to be our focus today.

Scroll ahead for status updates on 10 of the spring’s most important position battles.


Note: Spring stats are courtesy of MLB.com. Other stats courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com unless otherwise noted/linked.

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