4 Twins players who could lose their roster spot after Manuel Margot trade

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Jose Miranda, 1B/3B

One of the biggest questions the Twins need to answer this spring is what happens to Jose Miranda, He has been boxed out of a starting role on either corner of the outfield, and it's looking like the trade for Margot might bump him off the 26-man roster when the season starts.

It was a terrible trifecta for Miranda last year, as he slumped offensively and battled injuries, but also saw the rise of Royce Lewis essentially take him out of the running to be the team's everyday third baseman of the future. With Lewis in the lineup, the most likely spot for Miranda would be back over at first base -- which is also a well occupied position.

Minnesota signed veteran slugger Carlos Santana to help platoon with Alex Kirilloff, but there's also a chance that guys like Edouard Julien and Kyle Farmer spend time at first as well. What all of those guys have over Miranda is a firm place on the 26-man roster, which again seemingly bumps him out of the picture.

He was already on the fringe of the Opening Day roster conversation but the thought was that a solid Spring Training campaign could make the case that he deserves a spot. With Margot now in the mix, it once again feels like Miranda is just in the wrong place at the wrong time.