"It'll just be a typical little break," left-hander Matt Thornton said. "Sometimes during the season, you don't get in the games for a while, so I don't see it being a problem. Sometimes it can be a good thing."
"It's part of being a good teammate to accept a temporary demotion or a demotion, period," Thornton said. "That's what the manager and coaching staff feels is best for the team. It's not the time of year to pout about stuff. I think everyone here is fine with whatever they decide."