With Russ Adams demoted to Triple-A, Toronto was planning on platooning John McDonald and Luis Figueroa at shortstop, but fans didn't see either of these guys between the bags on Friday night. Instead, John Gibbons pulled a rather unexpected move by penciling in Troy Glaus at shortstop! The switch was labeled as a "one-night deal" but with John McDonald going down to a mild groin injury the following day (he is listed as day-to-day), you can't stop but wonder who we might see up the middle in the coming weeks.
Enter: Edgardo Alfonzo. Alfonzo has demonstrated over his years with the Mets and the Giants that he's more than a capable hitter, despite the poor numbers he's put up in his terribly short stint with the Angels. Toronto signed Alfonzo to a minor league deal last Thursday. If he performs well at Double-A, watch for the Jays to drop him into the second base slot, moving Aaron Hill to shortstop.
If Alfonzo flops, there are a few scenarios that could take place: