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Rays' Brad Boxberger to miss 4-8 weeks with oblique injury

The closer will miss at least another month after making only one appearance this season.

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Rays closer Brad Boxberger will miss 4-8 weeks with a left oblique strain, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.

Boxberger made his season debut Tuesday after missing the first two months of the year after undergoing core muscle surgery before Opening Day. He allowed two earned runs in 2/3 of an inning before coming out of the game and heading back to the disabled list. He is the latest serious injury for the Rays, joining outfielder Kevin Kiermaier (broken hand) and Logan Forsythe (fractured scapula) on the disabled list.

Boxberger, who turned 28 last week, was an All-Star for Tampa Bay last year, posting a 3.71 ERA on the season and saving 41 games in his first season as the team's closer. He has since been replaced in the back end of the team's bullpen by Alex Colome, who will get to keep his closer role with Boxberger out at least another month.