I believe that is right. It is a team option and player option.
I have a problem with Rich starting over Felipe last year and EE this year. But he was productive during a lot of that time, at least this year. I also have a problem with some of the things he said in the press last year. But I love what he brings to the club and his attitude in the press this year has been great. and if he is your backup 1B/2B/SS/3B and starts every day against LHP and periodically against RHP, that is the perfect way to use him. I really like having Rich and Castro as the backup IFers and leaving Freel out in the OF. He has really been the best OFer defensively I have seen in a long time.