Thursday, June 21, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay Rays' Brandon Guyer out for season with shoulder injury

Just when it seemed some of the injured Tampa Bay Rays were close to returning, manager Joe Maddon said OF Brandon Guyer needs surgery on his left shoulder that will keep him out the rest of the season.

Guyer has a torn labrum in his left (non-throwing) shoulder and will have surgery next week by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala.

Meanwhile, OF Desmond Jennings' return from a left knee sprain won't be quite as quick as it seemed, as Maddon said Jennings will continue to ramp up baseball activity over the next few days with a plan to go on a minor-league rehab assignment by the middle of next week and potentially return next weekend.

OF/1B Brandon Allen (right quad strain) was eligible to come off the DL on Friday but Maddon said he will continue to play rehab games through the weekend.

There was considerable talk that Hideki Matsui would join the Rays in Boston this weekend, but Maddon said Matsui — hitting . 121 (4-for-33) through his first nine games — was "not quite ready yet.''

Maddon said they aren't as concerned with Matsui's batting average as being sure that he feels ready at the plate, and that isn't the case yet, though he is "close.''

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