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Playing A Little Pepper

Another day, and another DNP for Desmond Jennings. It is looking more and more like Flash is headed for the DL. Who would take his place?

There are currently only two position players in the minors that are already on the 40-man roster, Reid Brignac and Stephen Vogt. Either of those excite you? Didn’t think so. The good news is, the Rays can use Brandon Guyer as the 4th outfielder, so there is more flexibility. And Joe Maddon could use an extra middle infielder with Sean Rodriguez playing third base…REID BRIGNAC

Lineup…

  1. Ben Zobrist, RF
  2. BJ Upton, CF
  3. Carlos Pena, 1B
  4. Luke Scott, DH
  5. Sean Rodriguez, 3B
  6. Will Rhymes, 2B
  7. Chris Gimenez, C
  8. Elliot Johnson, SS
  9. Jose Molina, C
  10. Jeff Niemann, SP

Song to get you pumped up

Luke Scott’s walk-up song.

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9 Comments

  1. don says:

    Brignac is hitting .155 in the minors…Please don’t let me see that face again..

  2. Tom says:

    Brignac is fine as a late game defensive replacement for Keppinger or Rhymes.

  3. ali says:

    Vogt took his place, nice guess though guys

  4. Cork Gaines says:

    As Ali mentioned, Jennings is now on the DL, Vogt called up. Maddon must have felt a late-inning bat was more important at this point than a late-inning glove.

  5. Alex says:

    Late inning bat? Vogt looked completely lost in every at bat this year. I would of rather seen Kyle Hudson. Kid’s got some speed and a decent eye at the plate

    • Cork Gaines says:

      Well, I have more confidence in his bat than Briggy’s. And if they added somebody like Hudson (not on the 40-man roster), they would have to put somebody else on waivers.

      • Andy says:

        If Briggy is doing that badly in Durham, doesn’t seem like there’d be much of a risk w/him on waivers.

  6. I didn’t see much to like from Vogt early in the year, but hopefully he got down to Durham and got some good swings in. Anyone has to be better than Briggy. Actually like the outfield tonight and would like to see Guyer get a little more PT and see what he can do.

  7. Alex says:

    I don’t feel like looking it up but I’m pretty sure Vogt was batting under 200 as well in AAA. Are the rays really afraid of putting him on waivers?

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