Manager Ron Washington had seen signs of Elvis Andrus wearing down of late, so the shortstop is out of the starting lineup for the finale against Cleveland. And he didn't put up a fight like the last time he wasn't in there.
"I must be correct because he didn't come in here," Washington said during his daily media briefing in his office.
Jurickson Profar will bat leadoff and play shortstop, and Jeff Baker will play second base.
Indians lineup vs. RHP Nick Tepesch: Michael Bourn, cf; Jason Kipnis, 2b; Nick Swisher, 1b; Michael Brantley, lf; Carlos Santana, c; Mark Reynolds, 3b; Jason Giambi, dh; Mike Aviles, ss; Drew Stubbs, rf.
Rangers lineup vs. RHP Ubaldo Jimenez: Jurickson Profar, ss; David Murphy, lf; Lance Berkman, dh; Adrian Beltre, 3b; A.J. Pierzynski, c; Nelson Cruz, rf; Jeff Baker, 2b; Chris McGuiness, 1b; Leonys Martin, cf.
-- Jeff Wilson