ST. PETERSBURG -- Daniel Robertson is on the disabled list, Willy Adames is back with the club and Chris Archer (left abdominal strain) has had a mild setback.Such is the status of the Rays' roster.Archer, who has been on the DL since June 5, will not throw a sim game
ST. PETERSBURG -- Daniel Robertson is on the disabled list, Willy Adames is back with the club and Chris Archer (left abdominal strain) has had a mild setback.
Such is the status of the Rays' roster.
Archer, who has been on the DL since June 5, will not throw a sim game on Tuesday as scheduled, said manager Kevin Cash.
"Unfortunately, now Arch is going to be sidetracked a little bit," said Cash. "He woke up today feeling not that great. So we're going to take a little bit more of a conservative approach.
"I don't think it's anything too alarming, but we want to make sure once we start that process of ramping him back up, getting him going, that all of those symptoms have subsided. Obviously, they haven't. He threw his bullpen [Saturday]. Talking to him after the bullpen, he felt good. That's why we kind of always wait until the next day to see how they feel. I think he woke up and just wasn't totally comfortable with how he felt."
Robertson, who started at second base Sunday against the Mariners, felt some discomfort in his left hamstring and left the game prior to the start of the second inning.
"I'm healthy," Robertson said. "I'm alive. The world's not ending. I'm going to take 10 days, and I'll be playing again. It's just more precautionary rather than trying to sit out then ramp it up in a couple of days and it barks again. Would rather just get it cleaned up, get healthy and get back out there in 10 days. It's the mildest of the mild hamstring strains."
Cash sounded optimistic about Robertson's injury, telling reporters that it was more similar to Matt Duffy's hamstring injury than Adeiny Hechavarria. Duffy served his time on the 10-day DL and returned, while Hechavarria has been on the DL since May 19.
"So that's a good thing," Cash said. "We need Robby. Robby's been just a key player to our offense, our defense all year long. Hopefully, it's just a 10-day stretch that he can feel good and get back on the field real quick."
Adames will be making his second stint with the team this season (May 22-24). This time, it sounds like the Rays' No. 2 prospect, according to MLB Pipeline, is here to stay.
"Willy's here," Cash said. "Similar with Jake [Bauers]. They're going to play, they're going to be out there and they're going to help us win ballgames."
Hechavarria played six innings for Class A Advanced Charlotte on Monday night, going 0-for-3 in his first rehab assignment. Kevin Kiermaier (torn ligament in his right thumb) will play for Charlotte on Tuesday.
Draft picks sign
The Rays signed Ford Proctor and Taj Bradley, their third- and fifth-round picks in this year's Draft.
Proctor, a 6-foot-1,190-pound shortstop, was drafted by the Royals in the 40th round of the 2015 Draft before deciding to attend Rice University. Though Proctor played at short, some believe he profiles to be a second baseman, while others believe he has the flexibility to play all of the infield positions.
Bradley, 17, is a right-handed pitcher from Redan (Ga.) High School. He entered his senior season as an all-state outfielder with limited pitching experience, having thrown only about 25 innings as a junior. But the 6-foot-2, 190-pound right-hander impressed on the mound in 2018 as a senior, showing a 90-93 mph fastball and a promising curveball.
Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2005.