The Rays have placed outfielder Jose Siri on the 10-day injured list due to a right hamstring strain. Utilityman Vidal Brujan has been called up from Triple-A to take Siri’s place on the active roster.
Siri is one of several players off to a great start for the unbeaten Rays. The 24-year-old Siri has blasted out of the gates with a .318/.333/.682 slash line and two home runs in his first 24 plate appearances of the season, while starting six of seven games as Tampa Bay’s apparent top choice in center field. There wasn’t much doubt that Siri’s glovework was worthy of a regular lineup spot, though his breakout (albeit in a small sample size) is extremely promising to his overall ceiling.
Siri had shown some intriguing hitting potential in his minor league days with the Reds and Astros, but after an impressive 49-PA stretch in his 2021 MLB debut season, Siri hit a far more modest .213/.268/.339 over 325 combined PA with Houston and Tampa in 2022. The Rays acquired Siri as part of the three-team swap last trade deadline that saw Trey Mancini head from the Orioles to the Astros.
Not much has gone wrong for the Rays in amassing their 7-0 record, but the club is certainly hope that Siri can be back on the field sooner rather than later. As usual, Tampa Bay has depth options in place to fill in for injured players, as any of Manuel Margot, Josh Lowe, or Brujan are likely to see time in center field until Siri returns. Brujan isn’t far removed from being a regular on top-100 prospect lists, though he has batted only .150/.207/.231 in 188 PA since making his big league debut in 2021.
Siri, can you recommend another outfielder?
“I’m not sure I understand….”
Come back soon Jose!
For Siri, this has to be the worst possible time to get hurt. Injuries never seem to happen when you are slumping, only when you are hot.
Current counterexample: Josh Donaldson.
Fair point. I guess it is one of those things where you just don’t notice it as much when they are slumping.
Really too bad that Houston gave up on the future mega star and face of the MLB. Oh well.
Vidal stinks, how many times do we have to watch him come up and fail. The rays are right 80 percent of the time, but the 20 percent they are wrong will never admit.
Give him more time. Must we write off Vidal sosoon?
This joke made my hair stand on end.
Well ” if you dont look good, we dont look good”
As Christopher Robin would say, “This is a sham, Pooh.”
Would like to see Josh Lowe get everyday AB’s in OF/CF to see what he can do. Maybe sit verse a few tough lefties if needed. He has the potential to produce if given the opportunity.
It doesn’t really matter. The Reds won’t have any P’s left if they keep treating them like they did Lodolo today letting him throw over 100 pitches on April 8th. Way to take care of your young pitching staff. Smart move.
Tampa Bay is off to a good start.