Per Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, Rays right-hander Jason Adam was unavailable throughout tonight’s 7-6 loss to the Guardians as a consequence of an indirect pressure that may ship him to the injured record. Adam hasn’t pitched since August 27 as a result of subject. It’s one other devastating damage for Tampa’s pitching employees, which has already misplaced three of its 5 opening day rotation members for the season in Jeffrey Springs, Drew Rasmussen and Shane McClanahan. Now, the bullpen has misplaced maybe its most dependable setup arm for right-hander Pete Fairbanks.
After a sensational 2022 marketing campaign with the Rays the place Adam posted a 1.56 ERA in 67 appearances, the 31-year-old righty has taken a step again however remains to be dominant with a 2.67 ERA in 54 innings this season, 56% higher than league common by measure of ERA+. With Adam headed to the IL, it’s truthful to surprise if his common season is in jeopardy, although with out affirmation from Rays brass its exhausting to invest on a timetable for return given the appreciable variance in severity relating to indirect accidents. With Adam headed to the shelf, the Rays determine to depend on Fairbanks, Colin Poche, and Robert Stephenson to cowl the late innings, with veteran Andrew Kitteredge as a possible X-factor for the bullpen as he returns from final 12 months’s Tommy John surgical procedure.
Extra from across the AL East…
- The Blue Jays had concerned with then-Mets outfielder Mark Canha previous to the commerce deadline, when he was finally traded to the Brewers. Per Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet, the membership thought-about dealing for an extra bat like Canha or fellow Met Tommy Pham (who was ultimately traded to Arizona) earlier than finally opting to depend on prospect Davis Schneider to spice up the offense down the stretch. Whereas the choice to lean on Schneider appears prescient because the 24-year-old has set the world on hearth with a 270 wRC+ in his first 15 video games, a bat like Canha or Pham would absolutely assist cowl for the lack of Bo Bichette and Matt Chapman to the injured record earlier this week. Nicholson-Smith additionally notes that the membership rebuffed curiosity from a free agent center infielder towards the tip of August in deference to Ernie Clement, who like Schneider has additionally delivered in a small pattern measurement since taking up for Bichette at shortstop.
- Orioles right-hander Tyler Wells is battling arm fatigue as he converts to a bullpen function with Triple-A Norfolk, as supervisor Brandon Hyde advised reporters (together with Jake Rill of MLB.com) as we speak. As Rill notes, Wells final pitched on August 25, with Hyde noting that the righty hasn’t “bounced again” from his final outing as hoped. Wells posted a 3.18 ERA in 104 2/3 innings of labor previous to the All Star break however was rocked for 11 runs in 9 innings of labor in three appearances after the break, prompting the membership to demote the 29-year-old hurler for a conversion to the bullpen.