“Heartbreaking” TB emergency…11-win McClanahan out for season

The Tampa Bay Rays have suffered an emergency: left-handed pitcher Shane McClanahan, 26, is out for the season.카지노

“Tampa Bay’s All-Star right-hander is out for the season with a left arm injury,” Yahoo Sports reported on 13 March. McClanahan was placed on the 15-day disabled list (IL) with a left forearm strain on the 4th. The timing of his return was in question, but he was moved to the 13-day, 60-day IL, prolonging his absence.

According to local media, McClanahan is even being considered for Tommy John surgery (elbow ligament reconstruction). He has a history of Tommy John surgeries from his time at the University of South Florida, so it’s hard to see this injury as a surprise.

Tampa Bay teammate Zach Eflin said, “I’m heartbroken. It’s not easy to lose one of the best pitchers in the world. But we’ve got to keep moving forward.” McClanahan was 11-2 with a 3.29 ERA in 21 starts before his injury. He and Eflin (12-6, 3.34 ERA) were a tandem in Tampa Bay’s starting rotation, but his departure takes some of the weight off the rotation.

Tampa Bay is 71-48, trailing the Baltimore Orioles (71-45) by 1.5 games for first place in the American League East. McClellanahan’s absence will be a major factor in the Rays’ chances of making it to fall ball. Tampa Bay already has a stacked mound with Jeffrey Springs (thigh), Drew Rasmussen (elbow) and Shane Barth (thigh) out for the season.

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