Zunino (quad) is making good progress and could return in early June, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. When he landed on the injured list May 10, the original timetable was 4-to-5 weeks. Zunino estimates he could be back at the front end of that timetable, or perhaps even sooner. Travis d'Arnaud and Erik Kratz will handle the catching duties until then.
Zunino (quadriceps) is expected to be sidelined for 4-to-5 weeks, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Zunino was placed on the 10-day injured list earlier Friday and had a three-week timeline previously reported, though apparently that was a bit optimistic. Backup catcher Michael Perez (oblique) is also expected to spend 2-to-3 weeks on the injured list, leaving Nick Ciuffo and Anthony Bemboom to handle duties behind the plate.
Zunino (quadriceps) was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. Zunino suffered the quad injury attempting to beat out a grounder to first base Wednesday. According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, the 28-year-old is expected to face about a three-week absence. The Rays are now down their top two catchers with Michael Perez (oblique) also on the injured list. Nick Ciuffo and Anthony Bemboom will work behind the plate while the duo is sidelined.
Zunino exited Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks with a tight quadriceps, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Zunino sustained the injury while attempting to beat out a grounder to first base in the eighth inning. The backstop is set to undergo further evaluation in the coming days, after which the severity of the injury, along with a timetable for his return, will hopefully come into focus. Nick Ciuffo replaced Zunino in Wednesday's game.
Zunino exited Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks with a potential injury, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. Zunino pulled up while running to first base in the eighth inning and was subsequently removed prior to taking the field for the ninth frame. The reason behind his removal has not been disclosed, but this is obviously a situation to monitor, especially after the Rays placed backup catcher Michael Perez (oblique) on the IL earlier in the day. Nick Ciuffo replaced Zunino, who was 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts before exiting.