Wisler, who was activated from the injured list Thursday and fired a scoreless eighth inning during which he allowed a hit in a loss to the Astros that same night, came out of the outing with no setbacks on his previously swollen right middle finger, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports. "Very encouraged. Wasn't totally sure what it was going to look like, how he was going to feel," manager Kevin Cash said. "He said he felt really good, no issues, so that's just a huge sign for us."
Wisler allowed a single to Yordan Alvarez but retired the other three batters he faced, and just as important, threw his slider on 10 of his 11 pitches. The relevance of that nugget is that Wisler believes spinning breaking balls too often led to the swelling in the first place, but the right-hander feels the combination of ongoing diligent treatment and the frequent off days built into a playoff schedule will allow him to get through the Rays' postseason run without any issues.