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Rays Get Pair of Great Injury Updates on Wander Franco and Ryan Yarbrough

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Tampa Bay Rays received a pair of great injury updates around Wander Franco and Ryan Yarbrough.
The Tampa Bay Rays received a pair of great injury updates around Wander Franco and Ryan Yarbrough. / Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Rays kick off the month of May with a 13-10 record and sitting in third place in a crowded AL East division. Fortunately, the team will be getting healthier in the second month of the season after a pair of positive injury updates around two of their biggest pieces.

Wander Franco Injury Update

Wander Franco returned to the Rays lineup on Monday while he deals with a slight hamstring issue. The injury forced him to miss Sunday's series finale against the Minnesota Twins, but it appears to be a minor concern.

Franco even joked about Tampa Bay asking him to avoid running hard while he gets back to 100 percent, something he found more difficult than most.

Keep a lookout for some extra days of rest for Franco this week, but he's not facing any extended absences.

Ryan Yarbrough Injury Update

The good news doesn't stop there, though. Starting pitcher Ryan Yarbrough will make his season debut against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday.

The four-year starter will be activated from the 10-day injured list for this start. Yarbrough was placed on the IL out of spring training as he dealt with a groin injury.

It's a much-needed boost for the rotation as manager Kevin Cash deals with Luis Patino and Shane Baz dealing with 60-day IL placements.

The Rays head into Tuesday's matchup looking for their 14th win. FanDuel Sportsbook's MLB odds like Tampa Bay to make that happen at -124 on the moneyline.

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