Kiermaier has been diagnosed with a hairline fracture in his right foot, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Kiermaier suffered the injury after getting hit by a pitch in the first inning. While he was initially able to stay in the game, the outfielder was replaced by Austin Meadows prior to the fourth frame, and subsequent X-rays revealed the hairline fracture. While nothing has been confirmed at this point, this injury will prematurely end Kiermaier's season. He appeared in just 88 games this year due to multiple injuries, slashing .217/.282/.370 with seven homers and 10 stolen bases. Meadows figures to be the primary beneficiary with Kiermaier out.
Kiermaier (back, shoulder) went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts Tuesday in the Rays' 9-2 loss to the Yankees. Kiermaier returned to action after a one-game absence while he managed a sore back and left shoulder. The outfielder appeared to turn a corner offensively after producing a 1.194 OPS through the Rays' first 16 games of September, but he's gone hitless while striking out five times in 13 at-bats over his subsequent four starts.
Kiermaier (back, shoulder) is in the lineup Tuesday against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Kiermaier hurt his back and shoulder after crashing into the outfield wall Sunday. The issues were apparently minor, as he's back after just a single day of rest. He'll bat seventh and play center field.
Kiermaier (back, shoulder) is not starting Monday against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Kiermaier was pulled in the eighth inning of Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, which came a few innings after he appeared to hurt his back and left shoulder on a pair of spectacular catches against the outfield wall. The dual injuries will wind up costing him at least one start, with Mallex Smith sliding over to center field in his place and Austin Meadows getting the start in right.
Kiermaier is day-to-day after hurting his back and shoulder in Sunday's game against Toronto, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Kiermaier hurt his back while crashing into the outfield wall and later felt his shoulder grab while at the plate. He was pulled for Austin Meadows in the eighth inning. Neither injury appears major. Meadows would likely be in contention for more at-bats should Kiermaier miss an extended period.