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Jorge Cantu out, Ty Wigginton (stays) in

The Devil Rays put Jorge Cantu on the shelf for the next 2-3 weeks due to a broken bone on the top of his left foot. From the Tampa Tribune:

Rays 2B Jorge Cantu tried to play through the nagging pain in his left foot, but that pain grew so unbearable that he pulled himself out of Tuesday's series opener against the Yankees.

A day later, the Devil Rays received their latest bad news, learning that Cantu is expected to miss the next two to three weeks with a fractured navicular bone in his left foot.

The Rays placed Cantu, who was seen by New York foot and ankle specialist William Hamilton before Wednesday's game, on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to Tuesday. The navicular bone is across the top of the middle part of the foot.

The Rays called up Greg Norton to take Cantu's spot, but the real winner in this whole mess has to be Ty Wigginton, who will move to second base in Cantu's absence. Aubrey Huff (sprained knee) is expected to return from the disabled list soon (perhaps by the end of the weekend, if not sooner), and had Cantu not gone down, Wigginton would have likely been relegated to the bench.

While I still don't think Wigginton will continue to hit for as much power as he's shown so far (he already has eight home runs), he's certainly continued to carry a hot stick, hitting .320 over the last week and .297 on the year.

Fantasy owners in AL-only leagues who have already been relying on Wigginton can continue to do so safely for at least another few weeks, though if an opportunity comes up to trade for a more reliable long-term option arises, seriously consider pulling the trigger.

Cantu The Latest Ray To Hit The DL [Tampa Tribune]