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AL East Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
58-21 7-3 W2
44-35 5-5 L2
43-35 6-4 L2
42-36 5-5 W2
35-44 5-5 L4

Top Peter Fairbanks News

  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Live BP on tap

    Fairbanks (lat) will throw live batting practice on Monday before pitching in a Florida Complex League game Thursday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

    The 28-year-old has been cleared to face live hitters and if all goes well Monday will advance to game action. Following the FCL appearance, Fairbanks is then expected to join Triple-A Durham for what's likely to be multiple rehab appearances since he's been sidelined since late March by the lat strain.

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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Gearing up to face hitters

    Rays manager Kevin Cash said Fairbanks (lat) could be ready to face hitters in live batting practice June 27, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Fairbanks will likely continue to ramp up through bullpen sessions this week before the Rays determine if he's ready to take the next step forward in his throwing progression. The 28-year-old was expected to hold a key late-inning role for the Rays in 2022 but he has yet to make his season debut after suffering a right lat strain late in spring training.

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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Heads to 60-day IL

    Fairbanks (lat) was placed on the 60-day injured list Thursday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

    Fairbanks is expected to miss at least three months after he was diagnosed with a 50 percent tear of his lat muscle last week. Andrew Kittredge is a favorite to see save chances to begin the year, while a better timetable for Fairbanks' return will likely come into focus once his six-week shutdown from throwing concludes.

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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Receives injection

    Fairbanks will receive a PRP injection to address his torn lat muscle, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Fairbanks has been shut down from throwing for six weeks and isn't expected to return to the active roster until July. The Rays will likely continue to plan their bullpen around high-leverage situations rather than traditional roles, but Fairbanks' absence leaves Andrew Kittredge looking more alone than expected as a top-tier option for the late innings.

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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Likely out at least three months

    Fairbanks has a 50 percent tear of his lat muscle and will likely be forced to miss at least three months, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    The Rays announced Monday that Fairbanks would face a shutdown of at least six weeks due to his lat injury, and he'll require at least six additional weeks to build up once he's cleared to resume throwing. As a result, the right-hander will likely be out until at least July. It wouldn't be surprising to see Fairbanks land on the 60-day injured list to begin the regular season.

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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Facing lengthy absence

    Fairbanks (lat) is expected to be shut down from throwing for the next six weeks after undergoing an MRI on Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    This isn't what the Rays wanted to hear after Fairbanks left Sunday's exhibition with lat tightness. He tossed five pitches before exiting in discomfort. Topkin notes that it may be reasonable to expect midseason as a target for the right-hander's return, as he'll likely need ample time to build back up before returning to game action. While Fairbanks recovers, J.P. Feyereisen should be next in line for an increase in high-leverage opportunities, and he could even get the occasional save chance if Andrew Kittredge needs a night off.

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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Dealing with lat tightness

    Fairbanks was removed from Sunday's Grapefruit League game against Atlanta with right lat tightness, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Fairbanks threw only five pitches before exiting the field with the training staff, and he'll be evaluated further Monday. The 28-year-old had five saves and 14 holds with a 3.59 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 56:21 K:BB over 42.2 innings last season and is in the mix for save opportunities in 2022 along with Andrew Kittredge and J.P. Feyereisen.

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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Set to miss time

    Manager Kevin Cash said Fairbanks will "miss some time" after leaving Sunday's spring game against Atlanta with right lat tightness, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    The specifics of the injury remain unclear with Fairbanks scheduled for further evaluation Monday, but the early signs point to a stint on the injured list to open the season. Andrew Kittredge and J.P. Feyereisen should be the favorites for save opportunities to start the campaign for Tampa Bay.

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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Exits after five pitches

    Fairbanks exited his Grapefruit League appearance Sunday with a team trainer, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Fairbanks threw only five pitches prior to a visit from the trainer. Topkin speculated that Fairbanks suffered a shoulder injury, which would jeopardize his availability to begin the regular season. Fairbanks' absence would likely open additional save opportunities for Andrew Kittredge and J.P. Feyereisen.

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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Strong form to close out season

    Fairbanks finished the regular season with seven consecutive scoreless appearances spanning 6.1 innings during which he allowed six hits and generated a 7:3 K:BB.

    The solid run to wrap up the campaign was certainly encouraging after Fairbanks experienced some early stumbles following a month-plus stay on the injured list in late summer due to a shoulder injury. The right-hander should garner a spot on the Rays' ALDS roster and serve as a trusted member of the bullpen after posting three holds and three saves across 12.1 innings during the team's 2020 run that culminated in a World Series loss to the Dodgers.

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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Notches 14th hold

    Fairbanks secured his 14th hold in a win over the Blue Jays on Tuesday, allowing a hit over a scoreless sixth inning.

    Fairbanks' control could hardly have been sharper, as he got all nine offerings into the strike zone during a blink-and-you-missed-it frame. The right-hander's dominant performance was a nice bounce-back effort after he took the loss against Detroit his last time out by allowing three earned runs in two-thirds of an inning.

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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Takes loss Friday

    Fairbanks (3-6) allowed three runs on two hits and a walk with one strikeout in one-third of an inning, taking the loss Friday versus Detroit.

    The 27-year-old loaded the bases in the seventh inning before Andrew Kittredge allowed a grand slam to Jonathan Schoop. Fairbanks has experienced mixed results since returning from a shoulder injury. He's given up five runs in his last 5.1 innings while taking two losses and a blown save in those six appearances. He now has a 4.21 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, 49:18 K:BB, five saves, 12 holds and two blown saves across 36.1 innings overall.

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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: First appearance since return

    Fairbanks, who was activated from the injured list Friday, fired a perfect eighth inning in a win over the Red Sox on Monday, striking out the side and securing his 11th hold.

    The hard-throwing right-hander didn't see action over the weekend, so Monday represented his first time back on the big-league mound since July 28. Fairbanks had allowed three runs (two earned) over his last two outings before going on the shelf, but he'd forged an eight-appearance scoreless streak immediately prior to that stretch that Monday's dominant performance was reminiscent of.

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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Reinstated from injured list

    Fairbanks (shoulder) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Friday's game against the Orioles, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

    Fairbanks landed on the injured list in late July with shoulder inflammation but was able to resume throwing shortly after. He began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Durham last Sunday and wound up allowing a solo homer while striking out two across a pair of one-inning outings. The 27-year-old has converted five of six save chances this season, and he will likely get more opportunities to close games down the stretch.

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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Close to returning

    Fairbanks (shoulder) felt good after his rehab appearance at Triple-A Durham on Tuesday, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports.

    Fairbanks has made two rehab appearances with the Triple-A club, and he's allowed a run on a hit and no walks while striking out two in two innings. Manager Kevin Cash said that the right-hander felt good after his most recent appearance and could rejoin the Rays' bullpen for their weekend road trip in Baltimore.

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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Makes first rehab appearance

    Fairbanks (shoulder) allowed an earned run on one hit and recorded a strikeout over one inning in Triple-A Durham's loss to Jacksonville on Sunday.

    Fairbanks was making his first rehab appearance alongside several of his recovering fellow Rays relievers, and like teammates J.P. Feyereisen and Nick Anderson, Jacksonville bats broke through against him. Fairbanks was sharp, however, throwing seven of his 10 pitches for strikes, and it remains to be seen if the team will want to see him log at least one more rehab appearance before activation is considered.

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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Slated to begin rehab assignment

    Fairbanks (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Durham on Sunday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

    Fairbanks apparently felt good after he faced hitters in Port Charlotte on Thursday, as he'll now return to game action with the minor-league club. Since the right-hander has spent time building up through bullpen sessions and live batting practice, he's unlikely to require many rehab appearances before he rejoins the Rays.

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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Live BP on tap

    Fairbanks (shoulder) will throw live batting practice in Port Charlotte on Thursday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

    Fairbanks threw a 24-pitch bullpen session Monday and will now face live hitters for the first time since he was placed on the injured list in late July. Manager Kevin Cash said the right-hander will likely report to Triple-A Durham for a rehab assignment if Thursday's throwing session goes well.

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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Set to face live hitters

    Fairbanks (shoulder) threw 24 pitches in his second bullpen session Monday and is scheduled to face live hitters Thursday, the team's official site reports.

    The 27-year-old appears to be making progress at an optimistic pace after initially being sidelined July 28. Fairbanks may not necessarily need to embark on a rehab assignment if his live batting practice goes well Thursday, considering the relatively brief amount of time he's been on the shelf.

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  • Rays' Pete Fairbanks: Tosses bullpen session

    Fairbanks (shoulder) felt good Saturday following his first bullpen session since hitting the injured list in late July, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

    Faribanks' exact return timeline remains unclear, but the latest news represents a step in the right direction. He's saved five games this season so far and could be in line for a handful more down the stretch, as the Rays dealt Diego Castillo to the Mariners at the deadline.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 219 lbs
Birthplace: St. Louis, MO
Age: 28
School: Missouri
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: R, R