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Blake Snell to undergo arthroscopic surgery on left elbow

Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 15: Blake Snell #4 of the Tampa Bay Rays pitches in the first inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on July 15, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

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The Rays announced on Thursday that starter Blake Snell has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to loose bodies in his left elbow. According to The Athletic’s Josh Tolentino, Snell will undergo arthroscopic surgery to remove those loose bodies this weekend. The team expects him back in September.

Snell, 26, could not recapture the magic that led him to win the AL Cy Young Award last year. He heads to the injured list with a 4.28 ERA and a 136/35 K/BB ratio over 101 innings.

The Rays are 10 games out of first place in the AL East, but are just one game out of the second AL Wild Card slot. Thankfully for them, their upcoming schedule is rather light, so if there was a time to lose Snell, this is it.

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