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Injuries & Moves: Lowe (back) lands on IL

May 16, 2022

Keep track of the Rays' recent transactions and injury updates throughout the season.

Wander back, Rays find early groove vs. A's

Star shortstop tallies 2 hits in return from tight hamstring
May 3, 2022

OAKLAND -- The way Wander Franco leaped at Daulton Jefferies’ third-inning pitch and drilled it into right field for a single, one might have thought he was a kid set free on a playground. Which, in a way, he was. Scratched from Tampa Bay’s lineup a day earlier with a

Oblique injuries land Patiño, Chargois on IL

April 12, 2022

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays had to further shuffle their pitching staff due to injuries on Tuesday afternoon, placing starter Luis Patiño and reliever JT Chargois on the 10-day injured list. As expected, the Rays recalled right-hander Tommy Romero from the taxi squad to make his Major League debut against

Patiño exits '22 debut with left oblique strain

April 12, 2022

ST. PETERSBURG -- Four games into the season, the Rays’ starting pitching depth is already being tested. Last August, Tampa Bay ace Tyler Glasnow underwent Tommy John surgery. In Spring Training, the Rays lost top prospect Shane Baz (arthroscopic right elbow surgery) for at least the first month of the

Fairbanks (lat) sidelined; Kiermaier making progress

March 29, 2022

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- The Rays could be without high-leverage reliever Pete Fairbanks for a significant chunk of the season’s first half due to the lat muscle injury that forced him to leave his outing Sunday after throwing only five pitches. Fairbanks had an MRI exam on Monday’s off-day, and

Fairbanks exits after 5 pitches with lat tightness

March 27, 2022

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Reliever Pete Fairbanks fired a pitch high above the strike zone to the Braves' Brock Holt, rotated his right shoulder as he stepped back on the mound and then motioned toward the Rays’ dugout. After a brief chat with manager Kevin Cash, pitching coach Kyle Snyder

Shane Baz undergoes arthroscopic surgery on right elbow

Top prospect sidelined for 2-3 weeks
March 21, 2022

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Rays top prospect Shane Baz underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove loose bodies from his right elbow on Monday, the club announced, and will be shut down from throwing for two to three weeks. Baz came out of his Spring Training bullpen session on Tuesday feeling “outstanding,”

Glasnow has ankle surgery, won't throw for 2-3 weeks

March 21, 2022

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Rays ace Tyler Glasnow wheeled through the home clubhouse at Charlotte Sports Park on a knee scooter Monday morning -- “Super, super fast,” he noted, smiling -- with his right foot in a cast and elevated behind him. Glasnow, working his way back from Tommy John

Glasnow happy with 'little wins' in TJ rehab

March 13, 2022

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- As the Rays’ representative in the MLB Players Association, Tyler Glasnow stayed busy throughout the lockout. He was involved in the union’s meetings and charged with updating his teammates on the latest developments -- a role Austin Meadows said Glasnow couldn’t have handled any better. Between

Anderson out through '22 ASG after surgery

Reliever undergoes alternative to Tommy John on right elbow
October 28, 2021

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays spent most of this past season without right-hander Nick Anderson, their most effective reliever from the time they acquired him in 2019 until the end of the '20 season. Now, it appears Anderson will be sidelined for most of next year as well. Anderson underwent

Rays phenom Wander lands on 10-day IL

@Sportsgal25
September 11, 2021

DETROIT -- The nice thing about the American League East-leading Rays this season is that they’ve typically found ways to win no matter who is -- or isn’t -- in the lineup on any given day. It’s a strength that will be tested at a crucial point in the season

Wander feels better but gets night off

September 3, 2021

ST. PETERSBURG -- A day after having to leave the Rays’ 4-0 loss to the Red Sox due to a headache, Rays rookie shortstop Wander Franco was feeling better but was not in Tampa Bay’s starting lineup against the Twins on Friday night. Manager Kevin Cash said Franco slept well,

Rays roar back against adversity, top Sox

August 22, 2021

ST. PETERSBURG -- About 80 minutes before Chris Archer’s first pitch Sunday afternoon at Tropicana Field, the Rays lost designated hitter Nelson Cruz to the COVID-19-related IL. After one inning against the White Sox, they lost first baseman Ji-Man Choi to a hamstring injury. An inning later, they lost Archer

Archer's return cut short by 'minor' hip issue

Rays righty confident setback is temporary
August 22, 2021

ST. PETERSBURG -- Chris Archer’s return to the Rays’ rotation lasted only two innings before he exited Sunday's 9-0 win against the White Sox at Tropicana Field due to left hip tightness. The veteran right-hander is hopeful the injury won’t keep him off the mound for long.

Yarbrough to COVID IL; Rays shift rotation

August 10, 2021

BOSTON -- Outfielder Randy Arozarena returned to Tampa Bay's lineup on Tuesday night at Fenway Park, but the Rays lost another key player to the COVID-19-related injured list prior to their important three-game series against the Red Sox. Tampa Bay placed left-hander Ryan Yarbrough on the COVID-19-related IL while reinstating

Notes: Fenway debuts; Kiermaier rests knee

August 8, 2021

Rays rookies Wander Franco and Luis Patiño are looking forward to making their Fenway Park debuts against the Red Sox on Tuesday night. “I think it will be a great experience,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said. “I think they’ll really appreciate it. Just watching Boston play at home, there are

Glasnow undergoes Tommy John surgery

August 4, 2021

ST. PETERSBURG -- If the Rays are going to make another deep run through October, they’ll have to do so without ace Tyler Glasnow. Glasnow underwent Tommy John surgery on Wednesday to address the partially torn ulnar collateral ligament and flexor strain in his throwing arm. The decision was made

Springs becomes 15th Rays pitcher on IL

August 1, 2021

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays’ pitching injuries continue to pile up, as left-handed reliever Jeffrey Springs became the latest Tampa Bay player to hit the injured list. The Rays placed Springs on the 10-day IL on Sunday due to a right knee sprain, which he suffered during Tampa Bay’s 9-5

Fairbanks to IL with shoulder inflammation

July 29, 2021

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays’ injury-riddled bullpen took another hit Thursday, when the club placed high-leverage reliever Pete Fairbanks on the 10-day injured list due to right shoulder inflammation. Fairbanks exited the Rays’ 3-1 loss against the Yankees on Wednesday night in the 10th inning after informing pitching coach Kyle

Fairbanks exits in 10th as Rays fall to Yanks

July 29, 2021

ST. PETERSBURG -- Extra innings have been unkind to the Rays this season, perhaps none more so than the 10th inning of their 3-1 loss to the Yankees on Wednesday night at Tropicana Field. In the span of eight batters, the Rays saw high-leverage reliever Pete Fairbanks exit the game

Rays dinged up in first loss to O's in '21

July 20, 2021

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays’ 6-1 loss to the Orioles on Monday night at Tropicana Field was frustrating enough on its own. After surging back for two come-from-behind wins in Atlanta over the weekend, Tampa Bay’s lineup mustered only one run on five hits against right-hander Spenser Watkins and Baltimore’s

Notes: Fleming hits IL; Yarbrough rebound

@TheDanGuerrero
June 26, 2021

After moving Josh Fleming to the 10-day injured list with a right calf strain, the Rays are expected to operate with a four-man rotation. Fleming, who was optimistic about returning soon, was moved to the IL on Saturday after he felt his calf tighten during the sixth inning of Friday

Notes: Walls to IL as precaution; Castillo's hat

June 24, 2021

ST. PETERSBURG -- Rays shortstop Taylor Walls said he’s been playing through soreness in his right wrist for about two weeks, but after making a slick diving play up the middle Tuesday night, he woke up Wednesday morning having reached a point where it was too much to play through.

Glasnow to 60-day IL; Rays get Mike Ford

June 17, 2021

The Rays on Thursday acquired infielder Mike Ford from the Yankees for a player to be named and cash, and they transferred ace Tyler Glasnow to the 60-day injured list. Right-hander Collin McHugh was activated from the COVID-19 injured list in a corresponding move. Glasnow was a contender for the

Glasnow has partial UCL tear, flexor strain

June 15, 2021

CHICAGO -- Rays right-hander Tyler Glasnow was placed on the 10-day injured list on Tuesday after being diagnosed with a partially torn UCL and a flexor strain in his throwing arm. Glasnow had an MRI in Chicago on Tuesday morning, a day after exiting the Rays’ 5-2 win over the