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Grady Sizemore Returns Friday Night; Carlos Santana Dropped To 7th In Batting Order

Grady Sizemore will return to the Indians’ lineup and bat sixth, and Carlos Santana will be dropped to seventh in the Tribe’s batting order on Friday night against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Michael Brantley will lead off, and Orlando Cabrera will move up to second in the order, Asdrubal Cabrera will bat third, and Shelley Duncan will bat clean-up against lefty David Price.

Matt LaPorta also moves up to bat fifth, followed by Sizemore, Santana, Austin Kearns and Jack Hannahan..

Shin-Soo Choo will not be in the starting lineup for Cleveland.

The information in this article comes via Paul Hoynes and Cleveland.com.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.