Rays drop in Sports Illustrated power rankings
The Rays still have a share of the lead in the American League East standings, but they've lost their lead atop Sports Illustrated's weekly power rankings. After holding the top spot in the rankings for most of the season, the Rays have slipped to second behind the Yankees. Click here for SI's latest power rankings. About the Rays, Sports Illustrated baseball writer Joe Lemire writes:
Catcher Dioner Navarro has been sidelined for a week with a freak airport injury that didn't even include heavy luggage, an overeager TSA agent or a motorized baggage cart. Instead, he merely swiveled his neck too quickly while stepping out of an elevator and looking for his family. It also could have happened if he had been watching his Rays fall quickly down the standings and the rankings by dropping four of six in the past week to fall out of sole possession of first place in the AL East for the first time since late April.