The Plain Dealer of Cleveland reported Indians center fielder Grady Sizemore will drop from the leadoff spot to second in the batting order this season.
Taking his place atop the order will be shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, who compiled a .340 on-base percentage in the leadoff spot while filling in for an injured Sizemore last year.
Sizemore has a career .369 OBP batting leadoff, but turned in a .340 mark in the role in 2009.
The newspaper also noted that Matt LaPorta again is a player without a set position. That is because recently signed Russell Branyan is expected to start at first base. As a rookie in 2009, LaPorta played first base, left field, right field and DH.