Meanwhile, 2,811 miles away, catcher Wilson Ramos and shortstop Ian Desmond are out of the Nationals lineup.
Hmmm? The Rays could use a catcher and a shortstop. Especially two that are cheap, have solid upsides, and have a combined nine years left until free agency.
OK. Interest piqued. Eyebrow raised.
For what it’s worth, Marc Topkin reports that Upton is in the clubhouse and is telling reporters that “there’s nothing going on” and that he is just getting (another) day off (second in four days).