"He's going to be in there most every day now," Hale said. "The way he's played, he's forced his way in there."
When the season started, Hale had center fielder A.J. Pollock hitting leadoff with Inciarte in the No. 2 spot when he was playing. Inciarte, though, is now going to fill the leadoff spot with Pollock sliding down a spot.
"I think Pollock in the two-hole is dynamic," Hale said. "He's got a little more power and Ender has done a better job of getting on base at this point so far."
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