BREAKING: Seattle Mariners Cy-Young Winning Starting Pitcher Done For Season

In a shocking update, the Seattle Mariners are losing one of their top starters for the rest of the season.

All-Star and former Cy-Young winner, Robbie Ray, is set to undergo flexor tendon repair surgery and has been ruled out for the remainder of the season.

The news is very shocking, especially after reports last week that Ray was feeling "much improved."

Unfortunately, the 31-year-old's season is over after just 3.1 innings. The Seattle Mariners will now have to evaluate their pitching depth.

After further tests revealed damage to a different area of the flexor tendon, surgery became necessary.

Flexor tendon injuries can be particularly challenging for pitchers, and recovery times can vary depending on the extent of the damage and the success of the surgery and rehabilitation process.

Ray's injury is a tough one for the Mariners, as they will need to re-evaluate their starting depth without one of their key pitchers. Adding to the team's disappointment is Ray's significant contract, which he signed in 2021 for three years and $115 million.

Overall, this news is a significant setback for the Mariners and for Ray himself, who was hoping to make a strong contribution to the team this season.

The road to recovery from a flexor tendon injury can be a long and challenging one, and it remains to be seen how Ray will progress and when he will be able to return to the mound.

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