We say this all the time about the Rays, but it rings more true than ever in 2022: How do they do it? OK, they always come up pitching depth, but this season the lineup has been hammered with injuries, with Wander Franco, Kevin Kiermaier, Manuel Margot, Harold Ramirez, Francisco Mejia and Mike Zunino all currently on the injured list -- with Kiermaier, Margot and Zunino all on the 60-day IL. That's your starting shortstop, an entire starting outfield and both of your Opening Day catchers. Oh, and Brandon Lowe, who hit 39 home runs last season, only recently returned from a two-month stint on the IL.
1dMichael DiRocco and Tim McManus