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UPDATE: Jake Odorizzi on DL after leaving Rays game in second with hamstring tightness



UPDATE, 7:43: Odorizzi was placed on the 10-day DL, and RHP Chase Whitley was called up to add a fresh arm to the bullpen.

UPDATE, 4:58: Odorizzi left because of what the Rays said was left hamstring tightness.

DEVELOPING: Rays starter RHP Jake Odorizzi left Saturday's game one pitch into the second inning with an injury.

Odorizzi winced and appeared to have an issue with his left leg; he was hit on that leg by a ball off the bat of Jose Bautista in his last start.

The Rays have not yet said what the injury is.

Odorizzi allowed a leadoff single in a 17 pitch first inning Saturday. He threw one pitch to Mitch Moreland to start the second, and then was in obvious discomfort. Rays manager Kevin Cash and an athletic trainer went out to check on him. Odorizzi made two practice throws and then walked off the mound.

RHP Erasmo Ramirez replaced Odorizzi and gave up a homer on his first pitch. The Rays have limited options because RHP Austin Pruitt worked nearly three innings on Friday.



[Last modified: Saturday, April 15, 2017 7:43pm]


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