Mallex Smith, Mariners

A strained right elbow has made it unlikely that Smith will play in the season opener according to MLB.com. The 25-year-old played in 141 games for Tampa Bay last year and batted .296 with two homers, 27 doubles, 10 triples (tied for the American League lead), and 40 steals (second in the American League). He spent last year seeing action at all three outfield spots, but Smith will mostly man center with Kevin Kiermaier no longer blocking him from playing there.