• Hak-Ju Lee and Yunel Escobar will not be able to attend Saturday's Fanfest at Tropicana Field.
• Given the Rays' roster, the team could see four different players rotating at second base, a group that includes Ryan Roberts, Kelly Johnson, Ben Zobrist and Sean Rodriguez. Manager Joe Maddon called the four-man platoon situation a "quadtoon."
• This week, Elliot Johnson was traded to the Royals and Reid Brignac was dealt to the Rockies. Despite the fact the former shortstops are elsewhere, Maddon believes both to be Major League players.
"Reid, of course, the biggest thing there is to get the offensive side of the game working some more," Maddon said. "Elliot, I think, is already there. As a utility player on a good team, he is very valuable -- switch-hitter with some pop, runs really well, can steal a bag, [plays] multiple positions. He plays the game hard. I'm a big fan."