Red Sox vs the AL East: second basemen

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Sep 10, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Logan Forsythe (10) watches an RBI single against the New York Yankees during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

4. Logan Forsythe, Rays

Like the Blue Jays with Goins, the Rays will be forced to use Forsythe as their starting second baseman given their dearth of other options. Unlike Goins, however, Forsythe is at least a legitimate major leaguer, just probably not a starter on a contending team. He slashed only .223/.287/.329 last season, knocking out 6 home runs in 110 games. However, to be fair to Forsythe, his strength is his utility and he would be more suited to a bench, utlity-man role. Unfortunately for the Rays, they don’t have that option (though prospect Nick Franklin could take over the role at some point during the season) and will be forced to turn to a below-average player at the keystone.