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Prince at 1B, Profar at SS today for Texas

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The Rangers are giving Elvis Andrus a day off, with Jurickson Profar at SS and Prince Fielder at 1B

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The Texas Rangers have their lineup up for today, and Elvis Andrus is getting a day off, with Jurickson Profar filling in for him at shortstop.  Curiously, the Rangers are opting to have Prince Fielder at 1B again today, instead of Mitch Moreland.  Moreland is, of course, the superior fielder by a wide margin, and also has out-produced Prince at the plate this year...prior to yesterday, when he had just one at bat after coming into the game for defense, Moreland had an eight game hitting streak, during which he was slashing .387/.424/.871.

Anyway...the lineup:

Choo -- RF

Desmond -- CF

Mazara -- LF

Beltre -- 3B

Prince -- 1B

Odor -- 2B

Profar -- SS

Chirinos -- C

Martinez -- P

Its a Martinez v. Martinez matchup, with Carlos Martinez pitching for St. Louis.