The Tampa Bay Rays can’t catch a break. Except for the wrong kind, that is.
Outfielder Steven Souza Jr., who leads the team in home runs with 15 despite not hitting one in a month, will go on the disabled list with a broken hand. He was hit by a pitch by Boston pitcher Joe Kelly in the fifth inning.
The Rays had just gotten Souza back into the lineup after he received a lacerated finger after being hit by another pitch.
The Rays recalled outfielder Mike Mahtook from Durham to take Souza’s spot on the roster. Souza was hitting .214 with 34 RBI.