Rays | No one has stepped up at 3B
With Tampa Bay Rays 3B Evan Longoria (hamstring) sidelined, third base has been sort of a black hole for the team. The team has used seven third basemen in Longoria's absence, and those players had combined to hit .231 with three homers and 26 RBIs in 60 games while making 15 errors. Manager Joe Maddon seemed to rule out executive vice president Andrew Friedman making a deal for a 3B. "Looking at all of our options, which Andrew does, you've got a trade deadline coming up (July 31, for non-waiver deals). We normally don't do anything at that time," Maddon said. "We'll just have to see how this plays out for the rest of the month. Maybe somebody will surface from within and they can take that job and run with it."
2012-07-08 17:20:21 | Source: Tampa Bay Times - Marc Topkin
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