"I think it's important that he gets every single at-bat," manager Mike Redmond said. "He may be the only guy on our team who gets 500 at-bats this year. Usually you have multiple guys with 500 at-bats, and he's probably going to be the only guy. He truly has played every day and has done a great job."
The slick-fielding shortstop did have a stint on the 15-day disabled list due to a left elbow bruise. He was out from April 16-May 2. Since his returned, he is rarely is out of the lineup.
"It just doesn't seem like he's tired to me," Redmond said. "He's a guy who has just gone out there and hasn't complained. Some guys may come up to me and say they need a day or whatever. He wants to play every day. I think that's a testament to him, and I think it's good."
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