Indians juggle lineup again
The slumping Indians are trying Grady Sizemore in yet another
spot to try to awaken their offense.
Sizemore is batting third – normally Shin-Soo Choo’s place – for
the opener of a three-game series against Minnesota. Sizemore
batted fifth twice in the past three games as manager Manny Acta
looks for a combination to spark his team.
AL Central-leading Cleveland carried a season-high four-game
losing streak into Monday night’s matchup with the Twins.
Sizemore has batted first for much of his career. But the
three-time All-Star, recently sidelined with a bruised right
kneecap, has batted fifth three times and sixth in five games. This
is the first time Sizemore has hit third since July 5, 2009.
Choo is hitting fifth after being sixth on Sunday.