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Williams still has not made an official decision about his starting second baseman, although he said he would "take a hard look" at Anthony Rendon for the Opening Day nod. Rendon and Danny Espinosa both could see starts at second this season, although Espinosa also could fit as a utility man. Rendon, recovering from a chest cold, played his third straight game on Thursday and went 0-for-5.

"We have one more game to play [before the regular season]," Williams said. "I think it's premature at this point, still, to declare anybody. But I'm leaning toward Anthony in that regard, but we'll see. He's been sick. We have to make sure he's through his illness and all that stuff. But the last couple of days, he's seemed to come through it fine."

Williams still has not made an official decision about his starting second baseman, although he said he would "take a hard look" at Anthony Rendon for the Opening Day nod. Rendon and Danny Espinosa both could see starts at second this season, although Espinosa also could fit as a utility man. Rendon, recovering from a chest cold, played his third straight game on Thursday and went 0-for-5.

"We have one more game to play [before the regular season]," Williams said. "I think it's premature at this point, still, to declare anybody. But I'm leaning toward Anthony in that regard, but we'll see. He's been sick. We have to make sure he's through his illness and all that stuff. But the last couple of days, he's seemed to come through it fine."

Andrew Simon is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @AndrewSimonMLB.

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