Young has grounded into a Major League-leading 12 double plays. His .351 slugging percentage is 143rd out of 169 qualifying players in baseball.
"I did that just to mess around," Manuel said of moving Young out of the No. 3 spot. "Just to see if I can get something going. I'm just trying something. Put Jimmy in the third hole. Have a switch-hitter there. Just trying to shake it up some."
Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.