The Tampa Bay Rays have placed infielder Yandy Diaz on the 10-day Injured List with a tight right hamstring, and in his place they have recalled infielder Daniel Robertson from Triple-A Durham.
It’s another tough blow for the Rays offense as several of their top hitters have spent time on the shelf this season with various injuries.
This will be Diaz’s second stint on the Injured List this season, having previously injured his wrist after being hit by a pitch during the Rays last series in New York.
2019 has been a breakout campaign for Diaz as he has finally been given the opportunity to play every day. He is hitting .286/.363/.502 with 11 HR over 248 plate appearances. The Rays acquired Diaz from the Cleveland Indians in a three team swap that sent Jake Bauers to Cleveland and Edwin Encarnacion to the Seattle Mariners.
Daniel Robertson rejoins the Rays just a couple days after being optioned. 2019 has been a struggle for Robertson. Given the opportunity to take advantage of a starting role, he has slumped for the majority of the season, hitting a meager .205/.310/.284 with 2 HR over 203 plate appearances, performing below replacement level with -0.3 fWAR over 58 games played thus far.