Bad news for the Rays: shortstop/3B Matt Duffy is going to be shut down this week to undergo season-ending surgery for his left Achilles injury.
Duffy has been bothered by the injury for most of the season and, with the Rays going nowhere, better to do it now than to wait for the offseason. As it is now, the Rays believe he’ll be ready for spring training next year.
Duffy, acquired from the Giants at the deadline, has hit .276/.300/.355 in 21 games for the Rays. Overall he finishes the year with a .258/.310/.357 line.