The Tampa Bay Rays lost more than a game during Monday's 13-2 stomping at the hands of the Oakland Athletics. Starting pitcher Luis Patiño exited the game after only 13 pitches due to an upper-body injury. Unfortunately, the latest injury update on his situation is bad news for the Rays.
Further results on Tuesday revealed that Patiño suffered a left oblique strain during Monday's loss, landing him on the 10-day injured list. Although that news is bad enough, it gets worse from there.
Luis Patiño Injury Update
While the severity of Patiño's injury is still unknown, oblique strains can sometimes take up from six to eight weeks to heal. Considering how starters Shane Baz, Ryan Yarbrough and Tyler Glasnow are on the IL already, it's easy to see why Rays fans might begin to worry.
Patiño was solid for the Rays in 19 appearances (15 starts) during the 2021 MLB season, going 5-3 over that stretch with a 4.31 ERA and 1.267 WHIP. The hope is that he'll be able to return sooner than later, shake off whatever injury rust he has and get back to progressing from where he ended last season.
It'll be interesting to see if injuries to the Rays' starting pitching staff will change their championship odds. Tampa Bay currently sits at +1600 (T-9th) in FanDuel Sportsbook's odds to win the 2022 World Series.
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