Tampa Center Fielder To Be "Down For Some Time"

The bad injury news just keeps piling on for the Tampa Bay Rays. Center fielder Kevin Kiermaier is headed to see a hip specialist in Nashville, and in the meantime, manager Kevin Cash said he will be “down for some time.” 

Coming right on the heels of shortstop Wander Franco undergoing hand surgery, the Rays are reeling. 

Kiermaier and Franco join a slew of other Rays on the IL, including... wait for it... Brandon Lowe, Mike Zunino, Manuel Margot, Tyler Glasnow, Nick Anderson, Pete Fairbanks, Andrew Kitteredge, Luis Patiño and JT Chargois.

But the news isn't all bad for the Rays, as they jockey for position in the crowded Wild Card race in the American League. Cash says that Lowe is on a rehab assignment and could return before the All-Star break, while reliever  Fairbanks is also working his way back at Triple-A Durham. 

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