With Reid Brignac on the bereavement list, the last thing the Rays needed was an injury at shortstop. I bring this up, of course, because shortstop Elliot Johnson left Monday's game with left knee soreness.
Johnson left the game in the sixth inning. Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times wrote Johnson was hobbling since being thrown out trying to steal third in the fifth inning.
Brignac is expected back by Wednesday after the death of his grandfather.For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsmlb on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.