ST. PETERSBURG -- In the aftermath of infielder Reid Brignac getting optioned to Triple-A Durham, Rays manager Joe Maddon was asked who would be the third-string shortstop behind starter Sean Rodriguez and backup Elliot Johnson.
"[Ben Zobrist] could go over there, or Evan [Longoria]; [Jeff] Keppinger could go over there," Maddon said. "... I'm comfortable with all that stuff. Hopefully it's not going to get to that point."
When asked if he had the backups for the position ranked, Maddon noted: "I don't see it so much as a ranking as doing whatever is necessary at that time and doing it."