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MRI reveals no structural damage for Chirinos

MLB.com @wwchastain

ST. PETERSBURG -- Rays rookie Yonny Chirinos had an MRI Thursday morning, and the news came back somewhat positive, even though it's likely that the right-hander will miss about a month after experiencing discomfort in his throwing forearm.

Chirinos has been diagnosed as having a mild flexor strain, but there was no structural damage.

ST. PETERSBURG -- Rays rookie Yonny Chirinos had an MRI Thursday morning, and the news came back somewhat positive, even though it's likely that the right-hander will miss about a month after experiencing discomfort in his throwing forearm.

Chirinos has been diagnosed as having a mild flexor strain, but there was no structural damage.

Prior to Tuesday night's game at Detroit, Chirinos was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right forearm strain. Many times a "forearm strain" is the precursor to Tommy John surgery. But that won't be the case with Chirinos.

Left-hander Ryan Yarbrough was recalled from Triple-A Durham following Tuesday's placement of Chirinos on the DL.

Meanwhile, right-hander Nathan Eovaldi will make a rehab start for Class A Advanced Charlotte on Friday. Eovaldi went on the DL before the season started after having loose bodies removed from his right elbow.

Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2005.

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