The Tampa Bay Rays have activated lefty Blake Snell from the 10-day injured list. He’ll start against the Royals this afternoon.
Snell had fractured his right toe in a bathroom furniture accident. Like, for real. He only needed the minimum stay on the injured list, however, because bathroom furniture accidents are rarely serious.
Snell, 26, has been terrific to start the 2019 season, owning a 2.16 ERA with a 36/4 K/BB ratio in 25 innings.
Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen would have opened the regular season on the injured list if it had started on time. Now, with the start of the season pushed back at least a few months due to coronavirus (COVID-19), the veteran five-time All-Star says he will be “ready to go” whenever the season begins, he told NBC Sports Philadelphia.
McCutchen, 33, tore his ACL in early June, ending his 2019 campaign. To that point, he had been quite productive for the Phillies, batting .256/.378/.457 with 10 home runs and 29 RBI over 262 plate appearances. If and when the 2020 season does begin, he will likely reprise his role as the leadoff hitter, this time under new manager Joe Girardi.
2020 marks the second year of McCutchen’s three-year, $50 million contract initially signed with the Phillies in December 2018. The Phillies also hold a $15 million club option for the 2022 season with a $3 million buyout.