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.