Because getting 4th place in AL OF voting behind Josh Hamilton and his .746 OPS would be a disgrace. Torii deserves to start.
Josh Hamilton is on the DL and in a rehab assignment. Torii probably broke a rib running into a wall and yet still has an OPS of .961 and is on pace to go 20/20 with 100 RBI.
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