More shoulder soreness shuts down Rays lefty Drew Smyly

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On the same day they announced that right-hander Alex Cobb will undergo season-ending Tommy John elbow surgery the Rays also placed left-hander Drew Smyly back on the disabled list with shoulder soreness.

Smyly began the season on the DL with shoulder tendinitis, returning on April 24 to make three starts with a 2.70 ERA and 21/3 K/BB ratio in 17 innings to show the same type of top-of-the-rotation upside he displayed after the Rays acquired him from the Tigers in last year’s David Price trade.

Smyly was scheduled to start Sunday, but Kelly Parsons of the Tampa Bay Times reports that “he was having trouble getting loose between innings in his last start” on May 5.