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Tigers' cumbersome rebuild is long on arms, short on position players

Lakeland, Fla. — Little has changed this year at Lakeland and at Tigers spring camp. And, in one sense, that’s a good thing.

Skies are blue. Ospreys whistle. Tigertown’s grass is St. Patrick’s Day-green. Fans stroll through concourses, grabbing a hot dog, then slip into sun-splashed seats at Publix Field at Marchant Stadium.

This is where spring’s and baseball’s rebirth sprouts as Grapefruit League season rolls toward Opening Day in the cold north.