Platoon in Right
Joe Maddon did not surprise anybody Thursday in Tampa when he said of the right field situation: “It’s pretty much going to be a platoon.”
Gabe Gross, Gabe Kapler, Justin Ruggiano, Matt Joyce and Fernando Perez are all a part of the equation right now.
The Rays manager said the reason it works is because no matter how it shakes out, the Rays will have a nice balance in right “because we play good defense.”
Maddon said all of the candidates understand the situation, but he noted that anybody could grow into a regular role.