Manuel Margot, Tampa Bay Rays, expected to miss significant amount of time. Kevin Kiermaier likely IL bound

ST. PETERSBURG (Fla.) — The Tampa Bay Rays Two key players and a game were lost Monday night.

Manuel Margot In the ninth inning, he injured his right knee and crashed into the right field wall. He was chasing an RBI triple by The New York YankeesAaron Hicks. After Margot was removed from the field, Margot was taken to a cart. Josh Donaldson Scored on the play.

The Rays manager Kevin Cash stated that Margot will be out for a significant amount of time after the 4-2 win in New York.

Rays starter: Shane McClanahan According to the Tampa Bay Times. “I was in the training area when we watched the play unfold, and you could sense the air getting sucked out.

“We are just praying. We are just praying. Manny is the leader of this group. He is a key contributor. We love the contribution he makes every day to the field. We all keep him in our thoughts, prayers, and thoughts.

Margot will be making his second trip this season to the injured list. He missed eight games last season due to a right hamstring strain.

Center fielder Kevin Kiermaier Left with left hip inflammation after two innings and is also expected to go on an injured list per Cash.

Cash stated that it had been “kind of bothering him for some time.” Cash said that the same hip he has had problems with in the past is now his.

“It's unfortunate, because (Kiermaier) and Margot are] such important pieces to our club. It's going to be up to us to find a solution. It's frustrating at the moment.”

The Rays are still without a star shortstop Wander Franco He's close to a recovery from a right quadriceps strain. Monday night, he was shortstop for Class A Port Charlotte. He decided against rehabbing Chris Sale Boston was then twice as large.

This report was based on information from The Associated Press.

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