More bad news out of St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Yonny Chirinos, who was activated from the Injured List late last week — then subsequently placed back on the IL this week due to an elbow strain — has been recommended for Tommy John surgery.
After a successful 4-2 homestand which included a series win against the Yankees, the Tampa Bay Rays embark on their longest road trip of the truncated season — a 10-game, 11-day jaunt through Boston, Toronto Buffalo, and the Bronx.
After splitting a short two-game series against Red Sox, following a 5-0 loss in the finale on Wednesday, the Tampa Bay Rays unwelcome the New York Yankees into the friendly confines of Tropicana Field on Friday for a four-game set, which includes a doubleheader on Saturday.
The Tampa Bay Rays will cap their five-game road trip in New York, where they will face the Yankees for the second consecutive weekend, starting Friday.
The Tampa Bay Rays will cap a three-city road trip in Baltimore, where they are set to start a three-game series against the Orioles on Friday.