McKay (shoulder) underwent surgery Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. McKay has been sidelined with a left shoulder issue for several weeks, but the team was optimistic that he'd be able to return by spring training in 2021. However, the surgery revealed that he had a labrum issue, which puts his status for the start of spring training in doubt. His status for the beginning of spring training will hinge on how he recovers over the offseason, and it's unclear whether he'll be available once Opening Day rolls around in 2021.
McKay (shoulder) will undergo season-ending surgery Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. McKay was shut down at the alternate training site with left shoulder irritation, and the injury was more serious than initially anticipated. Although he'll miss the remainder of the 2020 season, the Rays are hopeful that he could be ready for the start of spring training in 2021. The 24-year-old has faced a series of disappointing setbacks this year after pitching in the majors for the first time in 2019, posting a 5.14 ERA and 56:16 K:BB over 49 innings in 13 appearances (11 starts).
Manager Kevin Cash said Tuesday that McKay is dealing with shoulder irritation and is being shut down for 7-to-10 days, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports. McKay missed the entirety of camp after testing positive for COVID-19 and was working on building up his workload at the alternate training site. He threw a two-inning simulated game Wednesday, but he's since been shut down with shoulder irritation. It's unclear when he'll be able to return to the majors after his most recent setback.
McKay (illness) threw two innings in a simulated game Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. McKay is slowly building up his workload after a positive COVID-19 test wiped out his entire summer camp. While this is an encouraging step for the lefty, the Rays have yet to offer up a timetable for his return.
McKay (illness) came out of his live batting practice session healthy but will need some time before being ready for game action, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports. McKay only just started throwing Saturday after missing the entire preseason buildup period following a positive coronavirus test. It's still not exactly clear when the Rays expect him to join the active roster, but manager Kevin Cash made it sound as though that wouldn't be happening any time soon.
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