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Rangers | Platoon developing at 1B?

Texas Rangers 2B Jeff Baker started at first base for the third time in four games with a lefty on the hill Monday, Aug. 12, and he could start a platoon situation with 1B Mitch Moreland down the stretch. "I have to play Baker somewhere against left-handers," manager Ron Washington said. Baker is hitting .361 with a .444 on-base percentage and an .836 slugging percentage against southpaws this year. Moreland is batting .245 with two home runs, a .298 on-base percentage and a .409 slugging percentage.

Fantasy Tip: This gives Baker some viability in cavernous mixed leagues. It also hurts Moreland's PT and value in those same formats. Right now, it wouldn't be very wise to keep Moreland in your lineup if the Rangers are facing a southpaw.

2013-08-12 11:29:40 | Source: MLB.com - T.R. Sullivan

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