The Tampa Bay Rays have placed outfielder Tommy Pham on the 10-day disabled list with a fractured foot. The injury occurred after Pham was hit by a pitch during Thursday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels. In his place, the Rays have selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Adam Kolarek from Triple-A Durham.
The Rays acquired Pham from the St Louis Cardinals prior to the trade deadline earlier this week. Pham has only played in two games since joining the team, going hitless over eight plate appearances. However, he was twice hit by pitches, the last of which resulted in his foot being fractured. He stayed in the game for a few more innings following the incident, but eventually left and was diagnosed with the injury.
Thus far in 2018, Pham has hit .244/.332/.393 with 14 HR over 404 plate appearances. Prior to joining the Rays, Pham had been hit by a pitch just twice all season.
Adam Kolarek rejoins the Rays for another call-up. The southpaw has already pitched in seven games this year for the Rays, allowing a total of 9 runs over 8 2⁄3 innings pitched. His most recent major league action came back on July 23rd, when he retired the lone batter he faced.
The Rays are hopeful Pham will return in less than a month, with the current time table being 2-4 weeks.