Six Grapefruit League position battles

Originally Published: March 3, 2008
By Amy K. Nelson | ESPN.com

VIERA, Fla. -- Nick Johnson spent most of his days last year with his Washington Nationals teammates, at home or on the road, enjoying clubhouse camaraderie and rehabbing his surgically repaired right hip while eyeing a return to his job. As Johnson sat on the sideline, his replacement at first base, Dmitri Young, played so well that he earned National League comeback player of the year honors.

Young was so exceptional, in fact, that Nationals general manager Jim Bowden gave him ...

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