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Pitching Injury Update: Rays DFA LHP Anthony Banda; Chaz Roe out for season

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Here’s a guide to all the Rays pitching injuries.

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For the past season and a half, the Rays have been riddled with pitching injuries, and it has seemingly increased this season, which given the record of 24-11 is amazing the Rays’ pitching staff has done as well so far.

Besides the 1-2 punch of Snell and Glasnow, the staff has been decimated and even now this list from Jeff Passan two days ago is outdated and not complete.

Here is the full list of Rays’ injured pitchers, with the injury and date they were put on the IL:

On the Injured List - Possible Returns:

Rays’ Pitchers Return

Player Injury Put on IL Possible Return
Player Injury Put on IL Possible Return
Charlie Morton Right Shoulder Inflamation 8/10/2020 @NYY
Nick Anderson Right Forearm Inflammation 8/20/2020 MIA
Oliver Drake Right Bicep Tendinits 8/9/2020 UNK
Jose Alvarado Left Shoulder Inflammation 8/15/2020 UNK
Ryan Yarbrough Groin Tightness 8/29/2020 UNK

Out for the Season:

And here are the Rays that are out for the rest of 2020. For most players on this list, the return is probably 2022.

Rays’ Pitchers Out For Season

Player Injury Type of Surgery Put on IL:
Player Injury Type of Surgery Put on IL:
Colin Poche Torn UCL Tommy John 7/21/20
Andrew Kittredge UCL Sprain Tommy John 8/12/20
Brendan McKay Sprained Labrum Shoulder Reassigned to Training Site
Yonny Chirinos UCL Sprain Tommy John 8/22/20
Chaz Roe Right Elbow Soreness N/A 8/20/20
Jaleen Beeks UCL Sprain Tommy John 8/26/20

To make up for the lost arms the Rays have traded for two pitchers in Edgar Garcia and Cody Reed. To make room for the former, LHP Anthony Banda has been designated for assignment.

READ: MLB Trade Deadline: Who are the Rays top trade targets?

For the Honeywell stans (myself included), it doesn’t look like we will have a Honey Day in 2020, but never say never!

It is amazing the Rays’ have gotten this far with all the listed injuries. Banda’s DFA will help the Rays clear room for more trades... presumably. If he is picked up on waivers the Rays should have another trade deal to come.