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Patino Leaves With Oblique Injury In First Inning

Rays pitcher Luis Patino
(photo: Will Vragovic/Tampa Bay Rays)

Luis Patino’s first start of 2022 didn’t last long, and it’s not certain when his next will come.

The Tampa Bay Rays starter left Monday night’s game against the Oakland Athletics with two outs in the first inning with a left oblique strain.

Patino had thrown a fastball to catcher Sean Murphy when he doubled over and crouched down on the mound.  Manager Kevin Cash and the training staff came out to check on Patino, and after a brief conversation, the right-hander was taken out of the game.

Right-hander Chris Mazza relieved Patino.

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Steve Carney is the founder and publisher of St. Pete Nine. One of the people most associated with baseball coverage in Tampa Bay, he spent 13 seasons covering the Rays for flagship radio station WDAE, first as producer of Rays Radio broadcasts, then as beat reporter beginning in 2011. He likes new analytics and aged bourbon, and is the owner of one of the ugliest knuckleballs ever witnessed by baseball scouts.

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