It’s incredible how good the Tampa Bay Rays have been this season with the amount of players that have been on the injured list, especially on the pitching side.
We’ll be doing this more often, but here’s your Rays Injury Report for August 4.
The Rays currently have 15 players on the IL, including three recovering from Tommy John surgery: Yonny Chirinos, Colin Poche and Jalen Beeks.
We can now add Tyler Glasnow onto the Tommy John list as he will be getting TJ on Wednesday of this week.
Other players who will not be returning this season include Chaz Roe, Cody Reed and Tommy Hunter, who came over to the Rays as part of the Rich Hill trade with the New York Mets.
That leaves just eight players left and of those eight, four are on the 10-day IL: Pete Fairbanks, Collin McHugh, Jeffrey Springs and J.P. Feyereisen. McHugh has the possibility to come back in this weekend’s Baltimore Orioles series.
Fairbanks has begun to play catch and Feyereisen is expected to throw a bullpen in the coming days as both of them rehab back to the major league team.
That leaves four pitchers who are all on the 60-day IL: Nick Anderson, Chris Archer, Oliver Drake and Ryan Thompson, who was just placed on the 60-day before Tuesday’s game against the Mariners.
Anderson is currently working his way back and will be rehabbing in Triple-A Durham soon, but a Covid-related issue is currently holding him back from the mound.
Archer suffered a hip injury in his most recent start in Durham, further setting back his return to the big league club. Thompson and Drake are currently unknown as to when they will return. It seems that Drake might be shut down for the season, so we wouldn’t expect him to be back soon.
As of right now, there are no position players on the IL.
We’ll continue to keep this updated as the season finishes out.