MLB: Five top Rays pitchers to start on DL; Who will be the closer?

the reliever right-handed Pete Fairbanks becomes another notable loss for a pitching staff of the Tampa Bay Rays that it will not have some important arms. The lanky Tyler Glasnow, Nick Anderson and Yonny Chirinos will miss significant portions of the season recovering from injuries dating back to last year.

Top prospect Shane Baz was shut down for a while last week after undergoing arthroscopic elbow surgery. With Fairbanks gone, Andrew Kittredge, JT Chargois, Matt Wisler and offseason signing Brooks Raley seem like the best options to get the most important outs late in games early in the season:

Over the past two seasons, Fairbanks has pitched with a 3.25/2.83 FIP ERA in 69 1/3 innings. The University of Missouri product has averaged just under 98 MPH on his high-spin fastball, and it’s no surprise he’s dropped bats en masse on that pitch.

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Since the beginning of 2020, he has struck out an excellent 31% of opposing hitters. He will be a very sensible casualty for the troop commanded by Kevin Cash. Kyle Snyder, who at 6-foot-3 is the Rays’ pitching coach, will have a tough job assigning Fairbanks’ replacement.

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I am a fan of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and all Mexican baseball in general. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterruptedly since 2009), signatures of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, although as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I have baseball in my veins. Degree in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and a reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I arrived at El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and a few days later, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. This is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: Five top Rays pitchers to start on DL; Who will be the closer?