Numbers game

Paul Molitor said Tuesday he intends to carry a 12-man pitching staff, a decision that likely means only four spots are available this spring. Here’s a breakdown of the pitching possibilities:

Projected starters (4 of 5)

Phil Hughes

Ervin Santana

Kyle Gibson

Ricky Nolasco


Potential starters (1 spot available)

Tommy Milone

Alex Meyer

Trevor May

Mike Pelfrey



Projected relievers (4 of 7)

Glen Perkins

Brian Duensing

Casey Fien

Tim Stauffer


Potential relievers (3 spots available)

Caleb Thielbar

Ryan Pressly

Blaine Boyer

J.R. Graham

Michael Tonkin

Aaron Thompson