The Tampa Bay Rays have designated for assignment Reid Brignac and Elliot Johnson.  Jon Heyman of CBS Sports was first to report as the Rays make room on the teams 40-man roster.  The Rays will open spring training on Tuesday February 12th in Port Charlotte.

"I'm not disappointed," Brignac told the Tampa Bay Times. "I'm eagerly excited about the opportunity to play for another organization, possibly the chance to get a little more playing time."

Both infielders were edged out when the Rays signed middle infielders Kelly Johnson and Yunel Escobar.

Johnson said "I'm looking forward to 2013 and getting the chance to do it in the big leagues with somebody else."