Roe (elbow) was transferred to the 45-day injured list Saturday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Roe was initially believed to be in line for a short stay on the injured list, but he'll miss the rest of the season. Prior to suffering the injury, the right-hander posted a 2.89 ERA and 1.39 WHIP over 9.1 innings. Whether he'll be ready for spring training in 2021 remains to be seen.
Rays manager Kevin Cash reiterated Tuesday that Roe (elbow) is "doing well" in his rehab and is on track to return from the 10-day injured list as soon as Sunday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. Tampa Bay recently placed two of its top relievers in Roe and Nick Anderson on the shelf with elbow injuries, but both are seemingly in line to return in the minimum amount of time or shortly thereafter. The Rays would presumably like to see Roe complete a bullpen session without any discomfort in the next few days before signing off on his reinstatement from the IL. Prior to getting shut down, Roe recorded a save and two holds to go with a 2.89 ERA in 9.1 innings.
Roe has been placed on the Rays' 10-day injured list with right elbow soreness retroactive to Aug. 20. Sean Gilmartin was recalled from the alternate training site to take Roe's spot on the active roster. Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. Add Roe to the list of prominent Rays pitchers that have hit the injured list this season as he is the latest to go down. The right-hander is dealing with right elbow soreness but could be able to return to the bullpen by the end of next weekend. Roe picked up his first save of the season Tuesday as he was just beginning to earn manager Kevin Cash's trust in late innings.
Roe walked one in a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday to record his first save of the season in a 6-3 win over the Yankees. Diego Castillo worked the seventh inning and Nick Anderson the eighth, leaving the ninth for a well-rested Roe -- the right-hander had pitched only once in the prior week. Tampa Bay's bullpen usage remains unpredictable, but Roe's 9:1 K:BB through nine innings is earning him some high-leverage work, as he now has two wins, a hold and a save in his nine appearances.
Roe (2-0) tossed two scoreless innings Friday as he earned the win against the Yankees. He allowed one hit and no walks while striking out two. Roe was brought on during the eighth inning of Friday's scoreless contest, and he remained in the game for the ninth after the Rays scored the only run of the game in the bottom of the ninth. The right-hander wasn't very effective in his last outing, but he bounced back nicely with his longest appearance of 2020 against the Yankees. He now has a 3.18 ERA and 1.06 WHIP across 5.2 innings this year.
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