That said, Leyland still wants to see Infante doing that where he is in the lineup. He does not want to move him up in the batting order at this point.
"You always talk about, 'Well, hitting good like that, why don't you move him up?'" Leyland said. "Well, if you remember, we're supposed to be pretty good up top, obviously, and we always talked last year that we didn't get enough from the bottom of our lineup. So you want to keep somebody down there that's swinging good, that can generate some runs from the bottom of the lineup.
"It all sounds good, moving somebody up, but it's not necessarily the right thing to do. We want to stretch our lineup out. We think we're pretty good with [Austin] Jackson and [Torii] Hunter and [Miguel] Cabrera and [Prince] Fielder, the first four guys. We think that's pretty good."
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