MLB: Unenviable record! Rays tie players club record on injured list

MLB Unenviable record Rays tie players club record on injured

With the placing of closer Pete Fairbanks on the 10-day injured list, the Tampa Bay Rays now have 14 players on the disabled list, all pitchers, tying a club record set just last Sunday, July 25.

The Rays’ remarkable depth has allowed them to weather this season’s storm of injuries, but from the way they’ve been piling up lately, it’s no wonder they’re looking for help in the bullpen heading into 4 p.m. Friday ET Trade. Deadline:

The Rays could put together a formidable pitching staff using only players currently on the shelf: Nick Anderson, Chris Archer, Jalen Beeks (left-handed), Yonny Chirinos, Oliver Drake, Fairbanks, JP Feyereisen, Tyler Glasnow, Tommy Hunter, Collin McHugh, Colin Poche (left-handed), Cody Reed (left-handed), Chaz Roe and Ryan Thompson.

They’ve been dealing with health issues all year, with some long-term injuries dating back to last season, but their bullpen has been hit especially hard lately.

Tampa Bay has been without Thompson (shoulder swelling) since June 28, although he has progressed to catch up on his rehab. Anderson is on his way back from an elbow injury that knocked him out all season, but he still needs to build up his stamina on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Durham.

Feyereisen went on the 10-day inactive list on July 21 due to a discomfort in his right shoulder. McHugh followed Feyereisen last Sunday due to right arm fatigue. And now Fairbanks has joined them, leaving All-Star Andrew Kittredge as the club’s top high-leverage option.

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Fairbanks admitted it was frustrating to get back on the disabled list, especially since his unexpected departure forced Kittredge into action in the last inning of Wednesday’s game.

Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit 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 carry baseball in my veins. BA 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 came to 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 after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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