The Tampa Bay Rays are the hottest team in baseball right now. Tampa Bay is 8-2 in their last 10 games, 22-6 since May 1st, and lead the AL East by 2.0 games. In typical Rays fashion, this team continues to stay hot through injuries and one of the tightest budgets in the MLB.
Still, it's remarkable what the Rays have done considering their lights out bullpen has been missing a few key pieces from last year's trip to the World Series. Reliever Chaz Roe is included on this list of missing names, as the righty has missed almost the entirety of 2021 with a shoulder strain. Fortunately, after two months on the shelf, Roe and the Rays got a bit of good news for his injury rehab.
Chaz Roe Injury
On Thursday, Roe is set to pitch in a live game for the first time since April 2nd. He's scheduled to throw for the Rays Triple-A affiliate Durham Bulls.
Roe appeared in only 10 games last season, but was dominant in the Rays bullpen. The 34 year old pitched to a 2.89 ERA and 2.55 FIP in that span. He may not be the most lights out member of the Rays bullpen, but Tampa Bay will look to add depth to an already strong unit. Currently, the Rays rank sixth in bullpen ERA (3.52).
Tampa Bay also owns the sixth-best odds to win the 2021 World Series (+1300), according to the latest MLB odds on FanDuel Sportsbook. It's an incredible mark for a team with the fifth-lowest payroll in the league.
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