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Thompson Placed On IL, Sherriff Back With Rays

Rays pitcher Ryan Thompson
photo: Will Vragovic/Tampa Bay Rays

Prior to Wednesday afternoon’s contest with the Washington Nationals, the Tampa Bay Rays placed reliever Ryan Thompson on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation.

The 29-year-old has appeared in 36 games with the Rays in 2021, amassing a 3-2 record with a 2.38 earned run average, striking out 37 in 34 innings of work and walking just nine.

To take Thompson’s place on the actice roster, left-hander Ryan Sherriff has been recalled from Triple-A Durham.

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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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