During Thursday night’s game, Tommy Pham left the Rays 14-run walloping of the Minnesota Twins in the fifth inning after a calf cramp crept in as he was running the bases.
After the game, Pham demurred on there being any concern:
#Rays OF Tommy Pham says he underwent MRI and it revealed “good results.” He didn’t really sound concerned that the injury was anything more serious than a cramp. Pham joked around and said he’ll ask Kevin Cash to be in lineup tomorrow vs. #MNTwins.— Josh Tolentino (@JCTSports) May 31, 2019
What was not evident during the game was an injury to Avisail Garcia, who was just removed from Friday’ night’s lineup:
Avisail Garcia was scratched from tonight’s #Rays lineup with left hamstring tightness— Juan Toribio (@juanctoribio) May 31, 2019
Garcia was visited by trainers during the game last night but shoo’d them away.
Now both outfielders will take a day off in hopes of avoiding the injured list just as the Rays welcome back catcher Mike Zunino from there.
The Rays were playing with a three-man bench, which means the team will have only Travis d’Arnaud to call upon should there be an issue with another player tonight. Although he is a catcher, the Dodgers had plans for d’Arnaud in the field before the Rays acquired him. Perhaps we’ll see him play a new position tonight, fulfilling LA’s intentions.