Pham went 2-for-3 with a double, one RBI and a walk in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Yankees. Pham was reinstated from the disabled list prior to Thursday's contest after healing from his foot injury and ended up knocking his first two hits as a member of the Rays. The 30-year-old outfielder will have an everyday role for the rest of the season as long as he stays healthy.
Pham (foot) was reinstated from the 10-day DL and will man left field and bat out of the cleanup spot against the Yankees on Thursday, Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports. Pham will immediately rejoin the starting lineup after spending the past two weeks on the shelf due to a right foot fracture. Though it's mildly surprising that he's had such a speedy recovery, Pham looked decent enough in a rehab contest with Low-A Hudson Valley on Wednesday. Expect him to receive a day off here and there as he works back to full speed.
Pham (foot) will be activated from the 10-day disabled list Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. This comes as a bit of a surprise, as the Rays have been preaching patience with Pham, who has been sidelined since Aug. 2 with a fractured foot. The outfielder apparently checked off all necessary boxes during his lone rehab appearance for short-season Hudson Valley on Wednesday, however, going 3-for-4 with a homer while patrolling left field. Pham, who is hitting .244/.332/.393 with 14 homers and 10 stolen bases through 100 games this season, should immediately slot back in as the team's everyday left fielder. Jake Faria was optioned to Triple-A Durham to clear a roster spot for Pham.
Pham (foot) is currently with the team in New York and will soon begin a rehab assignment at Low-A Hudson Valley, Bill Chastain of MLB.com reports. "There's no urgency [for him to return]," said manager Kevin Cash. "We want to make sure he's 100 percent healthy. I know he's going in the right direction. But when you fracture a bone, it takes some time to heal." The outfielder appears to be making steady progress from the fractured foot he suffered Aug. 2 against the Angels. The Rays seem intent on being patient with Pham's recovery, which currently has a murky timeline. How he responds once he's back in action will likely serve as a good indicator of how probable it is he remains out for all of August as originally projected.
Pham appears to be progressing well through the early stages of recovery from his right foot fracture, Bill Chastain of MLB.com reports. "Said he felt much better," manager Kevin Cash said. "The pain is starting to subside. The boot is supposed to help him. I think he feels like he's closer, progressing nicely. I don't want to put a timetable on it yet, because he's still got to swing, he's got to run, all of those things, and we'll get a better sense when he does that." It seemed the outfielder barely had time to get to get accustomed to his Tropicana Field locker before suffering what was initially thought to just be a right foot bruise in last Thursday's game against the Angels. Subsequent tests revealed a fracture, which came in just his second game since arriving via trade from the Cardinals. Initial estimates had Pham potentially missing all of August. Cash stated Pham may accompany the team on an upcoming nine-game road trip through the AL East, but that remains to be seen.
|vs LOPEZ (CAREER)||0/0||---||0||0||0||0||0|