KEY ADDITIONS: RHP Jeff Samardzija, OF Melky Cabrera, RHP David Robertson, 1B Adam LaRoche. BIGGEST LOSSES: 1B Paul Konerko. 2015 OUTLOOK: The White Sox had arguably the biggest offseason of any team in the division, particularly because of the Samardzija acquisition. Chicago got Samardzija in a trade with Oakland in early December. He gives the White Sox another quality arm in the rotation alongside Chris Sale. Chicago also addressed the bullpen with closer David Robertson, who aved 39 games for the Yankees last season. The biggest loss for the White Sox is Konerko, who retired after 18 seasons in the majors -- 16 of which came with Chicago. His numbers started to drop off at the tail end of his career, but Konerko, a six-time All-Star, was still a mainstay with the White Sox for more than a decade.
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Cleveland Indians (2014 record: 85-77)
KEY ADDITIONS: 1B Brandon Moss, RHP Gavin Floyd. BIGGEST LOSSES: None. 2015 OUTLOOK: The addition of Moss was easily the biggest acquisition the Indians made this offseason. Moss was a bit under the radar with Oakland despite hitting 20 or more home runs in each of the last three seasons. Moss also drove in 80-plus runs in each of the last two seasons and should give the Indians' lineup a boost. Cleveland's rotation was very middle-of-the-road in 2014. If Floyd can bounce back from two injury-plagued seasons, he could help the starting staff. The positive for Cleveland -- which was competitive in the division until late in the season -- is that the Indians don't lose much from last year's team that finished five games out of first place.
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Detroit Tigers (2014 record: 90-72)
KEY ADDITIONS: OF Yoenis Cespedes, CF Anthony Gose, RHP Alfredo Simon. BIGGEST LOSSES: RHP Max Scherzer, RHP Rick Porcello, OF Torii Hunter. 2015 OUTLOOK: It's hard to overlook the loss of Scherzer, who signed a big contract this week with the Nationals. Scherzer won the Cy Young in 2013 and was an 18-game winner for the Tigers last season. Detroit did get Yoenis Cespedes from Boston to add another big bat to the lineup, but it cost the Tigers another solid starting pitcher in Porcello, who has won at least 10 games in each of his six big-league seasons. And though it's not an addition, the Tigers also did re-sign veteran DH Victor Martinez to a four-year deal.
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Kansas City Royals (2014 record: 89-73)
KEY ADDITIONS: RHP Edinson Volquez, RHP Kris Medlen, 1B/DH Kendrys Morales. BIGGEST LOSSES: 1B/DH Billy Butler, OF Nori Aoki, RHP James Shields. 2015 OUTLOOK: After playing in the World Series last year, the Royals added a few arms to the rotation with the hope of once again competing in the AL Central. Volquez, 31, spent last year with Pittsburgh and was 13-7 with a 3.04 ERA. Medlen, 29, won 15 games last season with Atlanta before signing with the Royals as a free agent. Shields was a key in the rotation last year but is a free agent and has yet to sign. Kansas City had the fourth-highest batting average in the majors last year but didn't do much offensively to upgrade after the losses of Butler (9 HR, 66 RBI) and Aoki (.285 average, 63 runs).
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Minnesota Twins (2014 record: 70-92)
KEY ADDITIONS: OF Torii Hunter, RHP Ervin Santana, RHP Tim Stauffer. BIGGEST LOSSES: RHP Anthony Swarzak. 2015 OUTLOOK: The Twins had one of the worst starting rotations in baseball in each of the last two seasons, so it's no surprise they went out to add a starter to the staff. Minnesota signed Santana to a four-year contract this winter with the hope that he can help the rotation. Hunter was inked to a one-year deal, but he'll turn 40 this season. He should add veteran leadership in the clubhouse and can still hold his own offensively, but he's not the same player defensively as he was during his first stint with Minnesota.