Scott Podsednik found himself back at the top of the White Sox lineup for the first time since Sept. 28, 2007, moving Chris Getz to the two spot in the lineup for Saturday’s contest against the Rangers. Since his days as third-base coach with the Marlins, having Juan Pierre and Luis Castillo, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen always has been a fan of that one-two punch at the top.
But this move also was made to take a little pressure off of Josh Fields, who is 6-for-26 in the month of May, but just three for his last 17. Fields was dropped down to the eighth spot, with Alexei Ramirez back in the lineup after a two-day respite, batting ninth.
Guillen doesn’t intend to make wholesale changes to the lineup on a daily basis, hoping to find a group that gives his offense a jump-start.