Tampa Bay Rays righty Drew Rasmussen put onto IL with strained Left Hamstring

Tampa Bay Rays righty Drew Rasmussen put onto IL with strained Left Hamstring

NEW YORK — – Tampa Bay Rays Drew Rasmussen, pitcher, was placed on Wednesday's 15-day injured reserve due to a strain in his left hamstring.

A center fielder is also an option Kevin Kiermaier You have been kicked out of the game. New York Yankees Inflammation of the left Achilles in the middle third inning.

Rasmussen last pitched Friday against Minnesota. The IL move was retroactive to Sunday. Right-hander Ralph Garza Jr. Before Wednesday night's game, he was recalled from the taxi team.

“It's disappointing, Rass has been such an integral part of our rotation. Kevin Cash, Rays manager, said that he felt it in the last inning against Minnesota. “I feel very confident we're doing what's right and letting him relax it rather than trying to push through it.

Rasmussen has a record of 5-3 and a 3.41 ERA from 12 starts. On Tuesday, he threw a bullpen session and felt the same issue Wednesday. Because

In 11 relief appearances this season, Garza's ERA was 3.27. This was Garza's third recall from the minors for this season.

Cash wasn't certain who would take the series finale on Thursday because Rasmussen was unavailable.

Catcher Mike ZuninoHaving left shoulder inflammation since Friday, he was sent to the MRI on his neck.

Cash stated, “I'm happy that the shoulder and biceps areas didn't show any signs, but we're now trying to find other things that might cause irritation and some weakness running down the arm, such as neck nerves.”

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