After scoring a combined four runs over the previous four contests, the Tampa Bay Rays offense finally broke out on Saturday en route to a 7-6 win over the Orioles.
Taylor Walls will likely get the majority of the reps at short while Franco is on the shelf, although Vidal Brujan and Isaac Paredes are currently on the roster and can take reps up the middle, too.
After dropping the first game of the set against the Boston Red Sox on Friday, 4-3, the Tampa Bay Rays look to even the score tonight at the Trop.
Seventy games into his big-league career, the Tampa Bay Rays and shortstop Wander Franco have agreed to a precedent-setting 11-year, $182-million contract extension that will keep him in a Rays’ uni for the foreseeable future.
Shane McClanahan posted five scoreless innings, while playoff Randy Arozarena arrived in spades on Thursday, as the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Boston Red Sox in the first game of the 2021 ALDS, 5-0.