Manager Manny Acta is looking for a leadoff hitter who can get on base and give his offense a chance to score more than the seven runs they did in the three-game losing streak they took into Monday night's game against the Twins. Johnny Damon has a .196 on-base percentage since joining the team on May 1. Regular leadoff man Michael Brantley has a .310 OBP. Besides, he's settled in rather nicely in the No. 7 spot. So after the Indians lost to Boston, 12-1, Sunday at Fenway Park, Acta's gavel fell upon Shin-Soo Choo and his .361 OBP. "Manny told me Sunday that I'd be hitting leadoff," said Choo.
Now batting leadoff for the Tribe: Shin-Soo Choo
Cleveland Plain Dealer | May 15