"Alex doesn't look comfortable there, so I decided to go with Choo there," Washington said. "Put Michael Choice in the top and leave Rios where he is."
Choice has been used in the No. 1 spot when Choo was unavailable earlier this season with a sprained left ankle. He went into Saturday's game hitting .200 but with a .355 on-base percentage in the leadoff spot.
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