Michael Choice has mashed the last couple of days, and is being rewarded with a spot at the top of the order for today's game.
With righthander Josh Tomlin going for the Indians today, Wash has dropped Shin-Soo Choo from the leadoff spot to the #3 spot, with Mitch Moreland dropping down from #3 to #6. Moreland has been mired in a slump that has seen his OPS drop to 659 on the season. Michael Choice now has a higher OPS than Moreland, at 664.
The full lineup, via John Blake:
Sat.vs. CLE: Choice dh, Andrus 6, Choo 7, Beltre 5, Rios 9, Moreland 3, Chirinos 2, Martin 8, Sardinas 4, Tepesch 1— John Blake (@RangerBlake) June 7, 2014
Today is Dairy MAX Day. In the Chocolate Milk Shootout Justin Masterson-Corey Kluber face Colby Lewis-Scott Baker.— John Blake (@RangerBlake) June 7, 2014
In the featured event, Robbie Ross Jr. takes on George Kottaras in the cow milking contest. Kottaras, then with KC beat Ross a year ago.— John Blake (@RangerBlake) June 7, 2014