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Rays Keep Anderson and Ruggiano

Leslie Anderson and Justin Ruggiano have both cleared waivers and have been outrighted to Triple-A Durham.

Both of the outfielders will be in Major League camp this spring.

–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