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Should Elijah Dukes start the season in TB?

For a guy with his kind of minor league numbers and controversial profile, it sure is hard to find good ST info on him.

Has anyone here been tracking the Rays in ST to see what the crystal ball on Dukes is for the season start?  He's survived the first few cuts, and seems to be in the A lineup for at least road games.  Does he have a serious shot at being carried as an OF when camp breaks?

He's not exactly lighting it up (7 for 29, all singles) but most in the TB lineup aren't either.  There is an argument to be made that his off-field maturation could go a little faster if he were in TB.  I can see both sides of this argument...but regardless, if he breaks camp in TB, he could be a major sleeper.  

As far as I can tell, the TB OF looks like this:

RF = Young
CF = Baldelli
LF = Crawford

Reserves:
Gomes?
Upton
Mohr?
Wigginton?

Does that leave any room for Dukes?

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