The Tampa Bay Rays are placing three right-handed pitchers on the injured list ahead of Thursday's season opener.
Setup man Shawn Armstrong is dealing with neck issues, while Shane Baz is recovering from Tommy John surgery and fellow starter Tyler Glasnow is sidelined with an injured left oblique.
Armstrong is expected to be out two weeks and Glasnow could miss the season's first month. Baz will likely sacrifice the entire season after September surgery to repair his right elbow.
Armstrong, 32, went 2-3 with a 3.60 ERA and two saves in 43 appearances (three starts) with the Rays last season.
Baz, 23, was 1-2 with a 5.00 ERA in six starts for Tampa Bay in 2022, strikeout out 30 batters in 27 innings.
Glasnow, 29, posted a 1.35 ERA in two starts after missing most of last season following Tommy John surgery.
--Field Level Media