Tag:Ried Brignac
Posted on: May 23, 2011 10:17 pm
 

Rays down another shortstop

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Elliot JohnsonWith Reid Brignac on the bereavement list, the last thing the Rays needed was an injury at shortstop. I bring this up, of course, because shortstop Elliot Johnson left Monday's game with left knee soreness.

The Rays moved Sean Rodriguez from second to short, moved Ben Zobrist from right field to second and Matt Joyce went into the game in right.

Johnson left the game in the sixth inning. Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times wrote Johnson was hobbling since being thrown out trying to steal third in the fifth inning.

The team called up Felipe Lopez yesterday to take Brignac's place. Lopez was an All-Star shortstop in 2005. He started 19 games at shortstop last season for the Cardinals.

Brignac is expected back by Wednesday after the death of his grandfather.

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