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Phillies shake up lineup, drop Rollins to third

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BOSTON -- Phillies manager Charlie Manuel can only play who he has on his roster, so he is limited in his lineup options.

But he dropped Jimmy Rollins from first to third in the lineup for Monday's series opener against the Red Sox at Fenway Park. He also moved Michael Young from third to second and returned Ben Revere to the leadoff spot.

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.

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