DETROIT (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays already have 15 players on the injured list. Now pitching coach Kyle Snyder may also be on the shelf.
In the seventh inning of Saturday’s 9-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers, Snyder was injured as he walked to the mound to visit ace Sean McClanahan.
Snyder, 44, had to go back to the dugout while manager Kevin Cash went out to talk to McLanahan.
“He pulled a calf muscle — pull, pull, pull – and we haven’t had a final report of the injury,” Cash said. “I have to stand up.”
McLanahan, who started the All-Star Game for the American League, dropped four runs in 6 1/3 innings to boost his ERA to 2.24. He is remaining in the rotation without Tyler Glasnow, Sean Buzz, Unique Linos, Josh Fleming and Brendan Kay due to injury.
Snyder, a 6-foot-8 former major league pitcher, has been the Rays’ pitching coach since 2018.
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Tampa Bay fell to 57-50, one game ahead of Baltimore, for the final AL wild card.