Roe underwent successful surgery to address a posterior labrum tear in his right shoulder Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Roe made just one appearance this year before he was placed on the 10-day injured list in early April, and he recently suffered a setback in his recovery. Manager Kevin Cash said prior to the surgery that the hope is that the right-hander will be able to return to the majors in 2022.
Roe will undergo surgery on his right shoulder Wednesday and miss the rest of the 2021 season, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. The 34-year-old landed on the injured list with a strained shoulder after making his season debut April 2, and he appeared to be nearing his return in mid-June before suffering a setback during his rehab assignment. Roe will miss the rest of the campaign and attempt to be ready for the start of spring training in 2022.
Roe was removed from his rehab outing with Triple-A Durham on Thursday because of right shoulder discomfort and biceps tendinitis, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports. Per Solondz, manager Kevin Cash said Roe will likely be shut down 7-10 days before he starts to get built back up. The right-hander appeared to be closing in on a return from a shoulder strain that has sidelined him since early April, but given this setback, he will do well to rejoin the Rays bullpen before the All-Star break.
Roe (shoulder) has allowed an earned run on two hits over the two innings covering his last two rehab appearances for Triple-A Durham. The veteran reliever continues to make progress on his path to an eventual return to the big-league club. Roe has been sidelined since early April, so the three total frames he's logged for the Bulls so far in his rehab are likely short of the target goal the Rays would like to see him reach before deeming him ready for activation.
Roe (shoulder) fired a perfect second inning during which he recorded a strikeout in Triple-A Durham's loss to High Tide on Thursday. Roe passed his quick 12-pitch test with flying colors, getting eight offerings into the strike zone in his first rehab appearance. The veteran reliever made only one appearance with the Rays this season before going on the 60-day injured list, so he'll likely need several more outings with the Bulls before he's deemed ready for activation.