ALCS Game 3: Ron Washington's New-Look Lineup

Rangers manager Ron Washington has announced his lineup for Game 3, in which his club will face right-hander Doug Fister:

1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
2. Elvis Andrus, SS
3. Josh Hamilton*, CF
4. Michael Young, 1B
5. Adrian Beltre, 3B
6. Mike Napoli, DH
7. Nelson Cruz, RF
8. Yorvit Torrealba, C
9. Endy Chavez*, LF

Two new players! Yorvit Torrealba hasn't started for the Rangers since Game 1 of the Rangers' Division Series against the Yankees, and Endy Chavez hasn't played in a postseason game since 2006.

Chavez is in there because he bats left-handed and hey, why not?

Torrealba's in there because hey, he hasn't played in a while and Mike Napoli's tired of squatting and also Mitch Moreland, while a left-handed hitter, lately doesn't look like he could hit an orange with a tennis racket. He probably could, if given a chance. But that rally-killing double play in the ninth inning of Game 2 was probably enough to get Moreland at least one game off. And if Torrealba hits in Game 3, you might never see Mitch Moreland again.

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