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Twins Vs. Rangers Lineups: Multiple Changes For Minnesota Saturday

After losing their last four games overall and the first two games of their series against the Texas Rangers, the Minnesota Twins have shaken up their lineup in preparation for Saturday's game.

In the outfield, Denard Span will leadoff in center this afternoon, letting Ben Revere move over to right field to replace Darin Mastroianni. Josh Willingham is back in the lineup in left field after missing Friday's game with a stiff neck.

The infield looks almost completely different today with Jamey Carroll moving from third base to second, replacing Alexi Casilla. Trevor Plouffe replaces Carroll at third after being the DH yesterday, and Joe Mauer will have DH duties for today. To finish with the changes, Ryan Doumit moves from left field to replace Mauer behind the plate today.

Full lineups are below

Minnesota Twins Lineup:

1. Denard Span CF
2. Ben Revere RF
3. Joe Mauer DH
4 Josh Willingham LF.
5. Justin Mourneau 1B
6. Ryan Doumit C
7. Trevour Plouffe 3B
8. Jamey Carroll 2B
9. Pedro Florimon SS

P Brian Duensig

Texas Rangers Lineup:

1. Ian Kinsler 2B
2. Elvis Andrus SS
3. Josh Hamilton LF
4. Adrian Beltre 3B
5. Nelson Cruz DH
6. David Murphy RF
7. Geovany Soto C
8. Craig Gentry CF
9. Mitch Moreland 1B
P Ryan Dempster

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Minnesota. For more comprehensive coverage of this series, visit Twins blog Twinkie Town and Rangers blog Lone Star Ball. And for more news, notes and analysis from around baseball, be sure to check out Baseball Nation.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.