SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Padres have placed first baseman-outfielder Wil Myers on the 15-day disabled list with left wrist tendinitis.
The plan for LHP Drew Smyly is to avoid surgery on the tear in his left labrum and try to return to the mound this season by first resting his shoulder then by rehabbing the injury.
Erasmo Ramirez gets through one rough inning, then keeps the Rays in the ballgame in a 5-3 win over the Braves, giving Tampa Bay a share of first place in the AL East.
While Jake McGee was working his way back into shape after having loose bodies removed from the elbow, Brad Boxberger quietly stepped in and began this season perfect in his 10 save opportunities.
Almost a quarter of the way through the season, the Rays are both proud of their record and confident that better days are ahead.
The Rays wanted to break Jake McGee in slowly during a low-stress situation, and Sunday’s offensive outburst provided an ideal opportunity.
The Rays backed Chris Archer with a 19-hit attack, led by Evan Longoria and James Loney, and Archer did the rest, dominating the Twins for six innings in an 11-3 rout.
Although RHP Andrew Bellatti wasn’t with the Tampa Bay Rays for very long in his first major-league stint, he made quite an impression.
While the Minnesota Twins kept showing off their deft glovework Saturday, the Tampa Bay Rays were victimized by a critical defensive lapse in the seventh inning that paved the way for a 6-4 setback.
It is relentless, Steve Geltz said the other day about the Tampa Bay Rays bullpen. Not so much what they do on the field, which has been pretty solid, but the way they ease their minds for the night’s work.