Marco Scutaro will start at shortstop the next two weeks after the Toronto Blue Jays put both David Eckstein and John McDonald on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday.
The Blue Jays recalled outfielder Joe Inglett from the triple-A Syracuse SkyChiefs to fill one roster spot, and intend to make a second move on Friday.
"We will have something, either internally or externally," Blue Jays general manager J.P. Ricciardi said. "It is all pending a couple of things that I cannot say right now.
"We have got some irons in the fire. Hopefully, we will be able to see it through [and], if not, we will have to go to Plan B." Eckstein and McDonald suffered hip and ankle, respectively, on separate plays in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.
Eckstein aggravated a right hip flexor trying to track down a blooper to shallow left field, while McDonald, who replaced him in the fifth inning, rolled his right ankle as he snared a ground ball and left the field on a cart.
"It's nothing really serious," Ricciardi said of Eckstein's injury.
"I thought I might have broke it," McDonald said. "We did a lot of treatment … and it started to feel better. I got all the sensation back in my toes and I can move my foot around."
Marco Scutaro played short the rest of the way, and went 3-for-4 and drove in two runs in Wednesday's 6-2 win over the Rays.
The 32-year-old is hitting .225 (13-71) with one home run, 10 runs batted in and 13 runs scored in 26 games.
Eckstein sports a .246 average with one HR, 12 RBIs and 16 runs in 30 games.
McDonald is batting .182 in 17 games with one RBI, three runs and two stolen bases in 17 games.