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Tampa Bay Rays news and links: Odorizzi injury not serious

He’ll likely make his next start.

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

After taking a line drive to his ankle, and needing to be helped off the field, it actually seems like Jake Odorizzi is going to be okay, no bones are broken, and will make his next start. Rays Radio has audio of the postgame interview from him and from manager Kevin Cash.

Asked whether he was surprised that the injury wasn’t worse, Odorizzi said:

I was, it was a weird sensation. As soon as it hit me it started burning, and then I had no feeling in it, so I was kind of expecting the worst, but we got the best news. So, I’ll be alright, and if all things go as they should, I should be good to go for my next start, so we just dodged a big bullet.

Interesting mixed metaphor, Jake.


  • Yes, writing a review of a bad show is WAY easier than a review of one that you like, but I’ll give Marc Topkin props: pretty good recap from him yesterday.
  • Will Vragovic (@willvrag), Tampa Bay Times sports photographer, is a good follow on twitter. Mostly fairly “normal” shots, but sometimes this. I’m no pitching coach, but it looks to me like the front side is leaking out too early.