Bad news for the Tampa Bay mound as Toronto chases district runner-up. Worse day.
Ace Shane McClanahan, 26, has been placed on the disabled list and is out for the season with a left elbow injury.
카지노사이트 Tampa Bay transferred McClanahan from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day injured list prior to tonight’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was previously placed on the 15-day disabled list on April 4 with an elbow strain.
McClanahan is scheduled to meet with Dr Keith Meister on the 15th. Options under consideration include elbow ligament reconstruction (Tommy John surgery).
He underwent Tommy John surgery once before in 2016 while at the University of South Florida.
McClanahan felt pain in his forearm during warm-ups before a game against the New York Yankees on 3 March, and he gave up five runs in four innings to suffer his second loss of the season. It was his last start.
If McClanahan undergoes Tommy John surgery, he won’t be able to return until the 2025 season.
A left-hander in his third year in the majors, McClanahan is a hard-throwing pitcher who tops out at 100 mph (161 km/h).
Before the injury, he was 11-2 with a 3.29 ERA in 115 innings over 21 games. He struck out 121 batters while walking just 41. Last year, he finished sixth in the American League Cy Young Award voting after a career-high season in which he went 12-8 with a 2.54 ERA in 166 1/3 innings over 28 games.
He was considered a favourite for the award again this season, but multiple injuries threatened to end his season early.Tampa Bay, the American League East runner-up and wild-card leader, was considered one of the strongest teams in baseball, but has been plagued by injuries to key pitchers.
Left-hander Jeffrey Springs was lost to Tommy John surgery earlier this season, and right-hander Drew Rasmussen is out with a right elbow flexor strain. Top right-handed prospect Shane Baz also lost his entire season to Tommy John surgery late last year. RHP Tyler Glasnow also missed his 13th start by two days with back spasms.
Left-hander Josh Fleming was activated from the 60-day disabled list after going on the disabled list on 24 June with left elbow inflammation.
Tampa Bay was in first place for much of the first half after winning 14 straight to open the season, but eventually lost the division lead to the Baltimore Orioles.
Now, the Rays are more worried about the bottom than the top. For Toronto, the third-place team in the district and fourth wild-card spot with Hyun-jin Ryu back, Tampa Bay’s strain woes could be an opportunity.