AL Central Hot Stove Preview: Can anyone make up ground on Tigers?

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Reliever Joaquin Benoit and second baseman Omar Infante are two key free agents Detroit should try and retain.

Reliever Joaquin Benoit and second baseman Omar Infante are two key free agents Detroit should try and retain.

The Royals would surely love to bring Carlos Beltran back to Kansas City, where he played from 1998-2004, but he's probably too expensive for them.

The Royals would surely love to bring Carlos Beltran back to Kansas City, where he played from 1998-2004, but he's probably too expensive for them.

Bottom Line: The White Sox' second half wheeling and dealing positioned them to rebuild more efficiently. Signing Abreu was one major splash, but this club could stand to make another to accelerate its turnaround.