Rays place right-hander Jake Odorizzi on the disabled list

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UPDATE: It’s official. Odorizzi is on the DL.

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Tampa Bay hasn’t officially placed Jake Odorizzi on the disabled list yet, but pitching coach Jim Hickey said today on MLB Network Radio that the right-hander is “probably a few weeks” from pitching again.

Odorizzi left Friday’s start with a strained oblique muscle, which almost always requires a disabled list stint and typically lasts longer than the minimum 15-day stay.

It’s another tough break for a Rays rotation that has been wrecked by injuries, although at least there’s nothing wrong with Odorizzi’s arm. He was off to a great start with a 2.47 ERA and 63/15 K/BB ratio in 77 innings at age 25.