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Perez Injured

Fernando Perez had to leave the game in the first inning of Tuesday’s game after diving for a ball hit to center field by Toronto’s Travis Snider.

Perez appeared to have hurt his left arm or wrist on the play.

Jon Weber took Perez’s place in center field.
–Bill Chastain

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.

–Bill Chastain