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Logan Forsythe out four weeks with shoulder fracture

The second baseman will be re-evaluated in a couple weeks after being hit by a pitch.

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/Rays second baseman Logan Forsythe has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a hairline fracture in his right shoulder, according to the team. Forsythe told reporters that he will miss at least four weeks as a result of the injury.

Forsythe, 29, suffered the injury when he was hit by a Felix Hernandez pitch earlier in the week. He has been the Rays' most consistent producer this season, hitting .308/.398/.523 with four homers and 12 RBI in 29 games.

In Forsythe's absence, the Rays will likely utilize Tim Beckham and Steve Pearce at second base. The team also has versatile infielders Brad Miller and Nick Franklin in the organization, so they may see some time at second as well.

Forsythe is a career .255/.328/.388 hitter in six major-league seasons with the Padres (2011-13) and Rays (2014-16). He has been one of the Rays' best players over the last two years, winning team MVP last year after posting a .281/.359/.444 line with 17 home runs in 153 games.