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