There are always plenty of on-the-bubble roster candidates every spring training.

Some enter camp with the understanding that they are teetering on the edge of becoming some sort of end-of-the-roster option, while others play their way into or out of the conversation.

Michael Chavis is living that life. But his existence seems a bit different than most in his situation.

First of all, if there was any question about the uncertainty regarding Chavis' spot in the Opening Day roster, Alex Cora defined the former first-round pick's lot in life as we head into the Grapefruit League's initial games.