The Rays have announced that second baseman Logan Forsythe has a hairline fracture of his left shoulder blade. They’ve placed him on the 15-day DL and recalled reliever Danny Farquhar to take his place on their active roster.
The Rays added that Forsythe will be reevaluated in about two and a half weeks, although Forsythe himself says the best-case scenario is that he’ll return in about four weeks following the injury, according to Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune (on Twitter). That timeline would put Forsythe on track to return in early June. The injury occurred early this week when Felix Hernandez hit him with a pitch, and Forsythe hasn’t played since.
Regardless, the Rays should miss Forsythe, who has become one of their best players in the last two seasons, quietly morphing from a forgettable role player into a borderline star. After batting .281/.359/.444 last season while nearly tripling his previous season high with 17 home runs, the 29-year-old was off to an even better start in 2016, hitting .308/.398/.523 with 14 extra-base hits in 123 plate appearances. The Rays have used Tim Beckham and Steve Pearce at second base in his absence.