The blows keep coming for the Rays during their bout against the 2020 season as another pitcher will have their season ended by injury.
It is being reported that Jalen Beeks has suffered an elbow sprain, effectively ending his 2020 campaign as he has been transferred to the 45-day injured list.
Beeks left Tuesday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles during the middle of an at-bat after feeling some discomfort and the immediate prognosis was not a good sign, with Kevin Cash calling it ‘unfortunate.’
Prior to the injury, Beeks was among the league leaders in whiff% as opponents swung through 18% of his offerings.
After moving to the extreme side of 3rd base side of the rubber, Beeks began to generate a much higher swing and miss percentage, leading to an improvement of his overall numbers.
Beeks had thrown 19 1⁄3 innings over 12 appearances this season, finishing his campaign with a 3.26 ERA / 1.76 FIP along with a 32.1 K% and 4.9 BB%.
With Beeks heading to the Injured List, he will be the 10th pitcher currently on the IL for the Rays and the 5th that they will lose for the rest of the season.
Previously: Update on the Rays current pitching injuries
Taking his place on the roster, the Rays have selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Ryan Sherriff from their alternate training site.