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AL Central Notes: Jimenez, Paulino, Peavy, Jackson, Nishioka

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 5: Starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez #30 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field on September 5, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 5: Starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez #30 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field on September 5, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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Here's the latest out of the American League Central:

Tsuyoshi Nishioka Preparing for Utility Role - Twinkie Town
My biggest questions for Nishioka at third base will be in terms of his responsibilies, footwork, and arm strength. Both second base and shortstop require vastly different things from the players manning those positions compared to third base. And while proper footwork will help Nishioka get the most out of his throws, we saw last season that the ball wasn't really on a laser coming out of his hand.