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Yorvit Torrealba expected to catch Game 3 of World Series

Oct 21, 2011, 7:40 PM EDT

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Rangers manager Ron Washington told Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas earlier today that Yorvit Torrealba will likely start behind the plate for Game 3 of the World Series tomorrow night against the Cardinals.

Mike Napoli, who caught the first two games of the series, is expected to move over to first base while Michael Young will serve as the designated hitter under American League rules.

Torrealba didn’t play in St. Louis because they didn’t want to lose either Young or Napoli in the lineup, but Washington believes his knowledge of the National League could come in handy.

“He’s been sharing things in meetings and I think we’ve seen results of that in Games 1 and 2,” Washington said. “I want to get him a game out there.”

Torrealba, who signed a two-year, $6.25 million contract with the Rangers last November, has spent 10 of his 12 major league seasons in the National League. The 32-year-old backstop is 4-for-13 (.308) with one double this postseason after hitting .273/.306/.399 with seven homers and a .705 OPS during the regular season.

  1. Lukehart80 - Oct 22, 2011 at 9:08 AM

    It’s very classy of Michael Young to move off the field for his team. A less classy player would insist on staying out there to continue making crappy plays at first base.

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