x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Injury blow for Tampa

The Tampa Bay Rays place pitchers Scott Kazmir and Troy Percival on the 15-day disabled list.

The Tampa Bay Rays placed pitchers Scott Kazmir and Troy Percival on the 15-day disabled list after both picked up injuries in the last week. Percival, 39, who is a relief pitcher for the team, has been struggling with a shoulder ailment and the team said he would speak to his family about the possibility of retiring due to his age and the consistent problems he has had with the shoulder.

Kazmir, 25, has a left quadriceps problem and has been out of action since allowing seven runs in four and a third innings on Wednesday in a 7-6 loss to Oakland. He was a key part of the Rays' American League pennant-winning team in 2008 and there is no timetable on his return. * Reuters