Fairbanks (shoulder) threw Tuesday for the first time since landing on the injured list July 29, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
The righty doesn't appear too close to being activated, as he still needs to progress into mound work and live bullpens before potentially heading out on a rehab assignment. More details about Fairbanks' progress and recovery should become available later in the week.
Fairbanks was placed on the 10-day injured list with shoulder inflammation Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The injury may explain Fairbanks' poor performance Wednesday against the Yankees, as he allowed two runs without retiring a batter. This is now the second time he's hit the injured list with shoulder issues this season, as he missed nearly four weeks with a rotator cuff strain early in the season. He'll undergo an MRI on Thursday, per Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network, after which the length of this particular absence should become clearer. Chris Mazza was recalled in a corresponding move.
Fairbanks was diagnosed with inflammation in his right shoulder after taking the loss in Wednesday's game against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. He failed to record an out and gave up two runs (one earned) on one hit and a hit batsman.
It was announced after the game that Fairbanks was dealing with a shoulder issue, though this provides a bit more context. More information should be available after Fairbanks is evaluated further Thursday.
Fairbanks is dealing with a shoulder issue after his appearance Wednesday against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Fairbanks came on to pitch in the 10th inning and was charged with the loss after allowing two runs (one earned) on one hit. His shoulder issue is the bigger concern, though the team did not share specific details regarding the injury Thursday. Fairbanks has intermittently served as the team's closer, as he's managed five saves to go along with 37 strikeouts across 31 innings on the campaign.
Fairbanks (3-3) earned the win Thursday, walking one and striking out one in a scoreless inning versus Cleveland.
After collecting two saves and two holds in his last four outings, Fairbanks added a win to the collection. The 27-year-old kept the game tied in the ninth inning before Tampa Bay pulled ahead in the 10th. The right-hander has been decent with a 3.00 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 36:15 K:BB across 30 innings this season. He'll remain in the mix for save chances, having picked up five saves and 10 holds through 32 outings.
Fairbanks recorded his fifth save in a win over Atlanta on Sunday, allowing a hit and recording two strikeouts over one inning.
Fairbanks closed out the comeback victory for the Rays in dominating fashion, working around a single to throw 13 of 17 pitches for strikes and notch his second save of the weekend series. The right-hander now has six straight scoreless appearances, a strong stretch that could continue earning him high-leverage opportunities.
Fairbanks fired a scoreless inning Friday to pick up his fourth save of the season in a 7-6 win over Atlanta.
Fairbanks entered in the 10th with the Rays clinging on to a one-run lead after they were able to gain the lead in the top half of the frame. He retired all three batters he faced on eight pitches and left the runner stranded on second. It was his first save since June 14 and he's now put together five straight scoreless outings after a rough ending to June. For the year, Fairbanks owns a 3.29 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 31:14 K:BB over 27.1 innings and will continue to be in line for the occasional save.
Fairbanks (2-3) secured his second win in a victory over Cleveland on Monday, firing a perfect ninth inning during which he recorded a strikeout.
Fairbanks got 10 of his 13 pitches into the strike zone in an efficient final frame to close out a wild win for the Rays. The right-hander now has back-to-back scoreless outings after a rocky five-appearance stretch during which he pitched to a 15.43 ERA and 3.43 WHIP across 4.2 innings.
Fairbanks (1-3) allowed four runs (three earned) on four hits and a walk while striking out one across two innings, taking the loss to the Red Sox on Tuesday.
Fairbanks managed to prevent the runner on second from scoring in the 10th inning; however, he got beat up for four runs after going back out in the 11th frame. This was his worst performance of the season, but he isn't used to pitching multiple innings. After allowing just two runs in his first 18.1 innings, he's surrendered multiple earned runs in two of his last three appearances. The 27-year-old's ERA rose from 1.93 to 3.05 after the four-run inning Tuesday. He has three saves and eight holds in 22 appearances.
Fairbanks (1-2) was tagged with the loss and a blown save Thursday against the Mariners, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk across one-third of an inning.
Fairbanks entered the game with a one-run lead but couldn't close things out, and he was tagged with his first blown save of the season as a result. This was a woeful outing for the right-hander, and it ended a streak of 12 straight scoreless appearances (10.2 innings).
Fairbanks tossed a perfect ninth inning to record his third save of the season in Monday's 5-2 win over the White Sox.
J.P. Feyereisen worked the sixth and seventh innings and Diego Castillo the eighth, leaving closing duties to Fairbanks. The 27-year-old has been brilliant in June, racking up two saves and two holds over six appearances with a 0.00 ERA and 6:2 K:BB, but it's always tough to predict how manager Kevin Cash will deploy his high-leverage crew in any particular game.
Fairbanks struck out one batter over a perfect ninth inning and picked up a save over the Orioles on Friday.
Fairbanks quickly rolled through the middle of Baltimore's order on just 10 pitches and lowered his season ERA to 1.20. He's made nine straight scoreless appearances and hasn't given up a run since May 19, when he notched his only other save of the season.
Fairbanks fired a scoreless ninth inning in a win over the Rangers on Sunday, allowing two hits and recording two strikeouts.
Fairbanks has now generated scoreless efforts in his last eight appearances, a span of 7.1 innings during which he's also posted an 11:4 K:BB and secured three holds. The hard-throwing right-hander is once again missing plenty of bats with his high-90s fastball, as he sports an 11.6 K/9, 90.0 percent LOB rate and 14.6 percent swinging-strike rate across 14 frames.
Fairbanks notched the save Wednesday against the Orioles after giving up one run on two hits and a walk across one inning.
Fairbanks entered the game in the bottom of the ninth with the Rays holding a three-run cushion, and while he put runners on the corners with two outs, he retired Maikel Franco on a groundout to end the game. This was Fairbanks' first save of the campaign, and he's yet to give up more than one run in any of the seven appearances he's made so far.
Fairbanks (1-0) allowed a hit and struck out one in a scoreless inning to earn the win Friday versus the Mets.
Fairbanks entered with the game tied at 2-2 in the top of the ninth inning, and he did his job well. Brett Phillips then hit a walkoff single for Tampa Bay in the bottom of the ninth. Fairbanks has a 1.59 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 7:3 K:BB across 5.2 innings this season. He's recorded four holds in six outings. The right-hander is expected to see high-leverage work in the late innings.
Fairbanks has two scoreless, one-inning appearances during which he's posted a 4:1 K:BB since returning from a stint on the 10-day injured list due to a shoulder issue.
The most recent of the two outings came Sunday, when Fairbanks earned his fourth hold in a win over the Athletics. The right-hander should continue seeing steady work in the later innings now that he's apparently back to full health, and given his high-90s fastball, some save opportunities could certainly be in play as well.
Fairbanks (shoulder) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Fairbanks had been sidelined since April 9 due to a right rotator cuff strain, but he threw a 12-to-14-pitch simulated inning Monday. Fairbanks could be the favorite for save chances in the near future since Diego Castillo (groin) was placed on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.
Fairbanks (shoulder) threw a 12-to-14-pitch simulated inning Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Rays manager Kevin Cash noted that Fairbanks looked strong during Monday's simulated action, and that the reliever is close to coming off the 10-day injured list. He's been sidelined since Apr. 9 due to a right rotator cuff strain.
Rays manager Kevin Cash said he expects Fairbanks (shoulder) to pitch in a simulated game Monday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Fairbanks' strained right shoulder apparently held up well while he threw in a live batting practice session Saturday, so he'll take the next step forward in the recovery process by pitching in a simulated game. If all goes well Monday, Fairbanks could be reinstated from the injured list by the middle of the week.
Fairbanks (shoulder) threw at Tropicana Field on Wednesday and is slated to face live hitters this weekend with an eye on being activated from the injured list thereafter, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Fairbanks apparently looked very good per Topkin, and if all goes well with the planned live session over the weekend, the right-hander will likely accompany the Rays on their West Coast road trip that begins Monday and then be activated at some point during the week. Fairbanks logged three appearances this season before suffering his shoulder strain, posting a 3.38 ERA and 1.88 WHIP across 2.2 innings.
|Last 7 Games|
|07/28||vs NYY||L 1-3||1||0.0||1||1||0||0|
|07/23||@ CLE||W 10-5||1.0||1||1||0||1|
|07/22||@ CLE||W 5-4||1||1.0||0||0||1||1|
|07/20||vs BAL||W 9-3||0.2||0||0||0||2|
|07/18||@ ATL||W 7-5||1||1.0||1||0||0||2|
|07/16||@ ATL||W 7-6||1||1.0||0||0||0||0|
|07/10||vs TOR||W 5-2||1.1||0||0||0||3|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2017||AFA-Down East Wood Ducks||18.2||9||1||0||2||1||0||10||13||22||5.93||1.923|
|2019||AFA-Down East Wood Ducks||12.1||11||0||0||1||0||2||15||4||10||2.98||1.157|