NEW YORK – Tampa Bay Ray pitcher Drew Rasmussen was placed on a 15-day injury list Wednesday with a left arm injury.
Also in the New York Yankees, center fielder Kevin Kirmeyer left the game due to swelling of the left Achilles in the middle of the third inning.
Rasmussen played his last game in Minnesota on Friday, and the 26-year-old right-handed IL’s move was made retrospective on Sunday. Right-hander Ralph Garza Jr. was called back from the taxi squad before Wednesday night’s game.
“It simply came to our notice then. I think he realized that in his last game against Minnesota, “said Ray manager Kevin Cash.
Rasmussen is 5-3 with a 3.41 ERA in 12 starts. He threw a bullpen session on Tuesday and also felt a problem on Wednesday. Therefore
Garza has 3.27 eras in 11 help demonstrations this year. This was his third memory of a minor this season.
Due to Rasmussen’s unavailability, Cash was not sure who would start Thursday’s series final.
Mike Junino, who has been on IL since Friday due to swelling in his left shoulder, was sent for a second MRI on his neck this time.
“I’m glad the shoulder or part of the biceps doesn’t look much, but now we’re trying to find something else that can cause some irritation and some weakness, like the cervical nerves,” Cash said.