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Casilla moves up in order, Carroll slides down

Casilla moves up in order, Carroll slides down

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Casilla moves up in order, Carroll slides down
ANAHEIM -- The Twins shuffled their lineup against the Angels on Tuesday, as second baseman Alexi Casilla batted second and shortstop Jamey Carroll batted ninth for the first time this season.

Casilla has been hitting well recently, as he entered Tuesday's game hitting .300 with a .323 on-base percentage in 19 games. He also has a team-high five stolen bases.

"Casilla is swinging very hot," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "He's running the bases aggressively. So I just flip-flopped them. I had Casilla there for a long time. So I thought I'd try it out and put Carroll down there."

Carroll has struggled with a .214 average, but has still has posted a .320 on-base percentage on the strength of 12 walks.

"I think Jamey has been doing a great job," Gardenhire said. "His batting average is not great right now, but his on-base percentage is still .320 or something. So that's pretty good for a second hitter and I have no doubt he can handle that. But Alexi is swinging it pretty good. And I want to get some people on in front of those guys out there."

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