"'Q' gives us some versatility at second base, especially if we do some things with Ryan and Robert [Andino], Q covers us there," Showalter said. "You've always got to ask yourself, if [J.J. Hardy] breaks his wrist the first pitch he sees, what are you going to do? 'Q' is probably one of our better backup shortstops. I'm sure people here in Texas know him. He's a threat at the plate, too. Very smart guy, gives us a good option.