Castellanos has looked comfortable batting second this spring, and he'll likely begin the season in that spot, MLive.com reports.

One of Detroit's goals in spring training was to find a replacement for Cameron Maybin in the No. 2 spot, and Castellanos appears to be locking down the role. "Nick hasn't hurt his case. I'll say that," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "Nick's done a lot of things well. He's run really well. He's been aggressive on the bases. I know he wants to hit second. But he can't just do it for six weeks in spring training. You've got to do it once the season starts for 162 games." Ausmus wouldn't say definitely that Castellanos will hit second, but it would be a surprise if he didn't to begin the season.

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