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Yarbrough Leaves Thursday’s Opener With Side Discomfort

photo: Will Vragovic/Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Ryan Yarbrough left Thursday night’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays after experiencing what the team is calling right side discomfort.

Yarbrough, who needed 32 pitches to get through the second inning Thursday, doubled over after throwing a changeup that Alejando Kirk fouled off to make it 0-2.  Manager Kevin Cash and head trainer Joe Benge quickly got to the mound, and after a brief conversation, removed the left-hander from the game.

Yarbrough came into Thursday night sporting a 2-8 record and a 4.33 earned run average in 19 games.


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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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