Tests results on Fernando Perez's left arm revealed a dislocated wrist that will sideline the Rays outfielder for at least three months. Here are Joe Maddon's comments:
"It's unfortunate," Maddon said. "Obviously he's very disappointed, he’s really coming on as a young player so it's difficult. But it could have been worse, obviously, so three months we can live with that. And we’ll take it from there." -Heater
As for the opening day roster plans, Maddon also spoke on that
Maddon said Perez "probably would have played" in centerfield to open the season if CF B.J. Upton were not ready to return from offseason left shoulder surgery. "Now we've Got Gabe (Kapler) out there, going to get Ben Zobrist out there," Maddon said. "It just gives some other people opportunities out there in case something else were to happen. That’s the impact."
One would think that Justin Ruggiano would also be a candidate, but maybe this could open the door for a NRI such as Adam Kennedy.