Tampa Bay Rays 2B Brandon Lowe expected to be out for at least a month due to stress reaction in the back

Tampa Bay RaysStarting second baseman Brandon LoweThe team announced Tuesday that he will likely be out of action for at least one month due to a stress reaction in the lower back.

Lowe, who led Rays's home run count with 39 runs, will be out of action for three weeks before being reevaluated and reevaluated again to determine if he is able to resume baseball activities. Lowe had been placed by the Rays on Monday's 10-day injured reserve.

Manager Kevin Cash stated, “It's an instant hit. There's no doubt.” according to the Tampa Bay Times. He's an integral part of our team, both offensively and defensively. We will reevaluate him in three weeks to see his current situation and try to get him back as soon a possible. After that, it's just going to be a struggle. We will have to do without him.”

Lowe's season has been slow, with him hitting just.212. However, he is leading the team in home runs with five and has 12 RBIs.

Taylor Walls Vidal BrujanThey will assume the role of second baseman in Lowe's absence.

Lowe said that he isn't going to force the ball to come back until it's ready. Lowe stated that he believes the training schedule has been set for him and that he feels great and can get baseball going in three weeks.

The Rays (21-15), were in second place in American League East when they entered Tuesday's games.

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