The Tampa Bay Rays have placed All-Star second baseman Brandon Lowe on the injured list due to a strained oblique, with the injury occurring as he was preparing for a pinch-hit appearance.

By the Numbers
  • Lowe hit .185/.267/.333 over his first eight games this season.
  • Lowe's career stats include a batting line of .244/.333/.482 and 34 home runs per 162 games.
Yes, But

Other notable Rays players, including Taylor Walls, Josh Lowe, and key starting pitchers, are also sidelined by injuries.

State of Play
  • The Rays have called up Niko Goodrum from Triple-A Durham to fill in for Lowe.
  • Tampa Bay, with a record of 7-6, will start a seven-game homestand against the San Francisco Giants.
What's Next

Lowe is expected to miss weeks rather than months, providing an opportunity for Goodrum to showcase his skills in the interim.

Bottom Line

Brandon Lowe's injury adds to the Rays' mounting injury woes, forcing them to rely on depth to endure the challenges ahead.