Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon said the team will make a decision before tonight's game in Anaheim on whether to place 2B Ben Zobrist on the disabled list with a dislocated left thumb or keep him on the roster if the medical staff thinks Zobrist could play in four or five days.

“I really don't know what they're going to do, but I would say it's going to take at least a week to two weeks to really start feeling like I can do what I normally do out there,” Zobrist said after Wednesday's 2-0 win against the Mariners.

Zobrist dislocated the thumb sliding head first into second base in the fourth inning. Since it is the top knuckle that is the issue, Maddon said there is the possibility Zobrist could swing the bat left-handed and be used as a pinch-hitter or designated hitter once the swelling and soreness subsides to manageable levels.

“Best-case scenario, it heals very quickly and I can get back on the field, I don't know, maybe within a week, but that's unlikely,” Zobrist said. “I think they're trying to decide right now whether if we need to go on the DL or not, so we'll see what decision is made and make sure it's fully healed before I get back out there.