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Rays’ Matt Andriese out two months with hip injury

Andriese is the fourth Ray to hit the DL this month.

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Rays right-hander Matt Andriese has been diagnosed with a stress reaction and his hip and will miss about two months, as reported by Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.

Andriese was pulled after the first inning of his start Saturday against the Athletics, having thrown just 21 pitches. The outing was Andriese’s first trip to the mound since recovering from a groin injury that had sidelined him since late May.

Topkins reports that the right-hander’s latest injury will keep him sidelined until August, but that Andriese’s hip is not fractured. The Ray will need “a few weeks” to rest, and Andriese’s injury will not require surgery. He joins Kevin Kiermaier, Rickie Weeks and Brad Miller as Rays to hit the DL in June.

Andriese, 27, has enjoyed the best success of his young big league career this season after floating between the Rays’ rotation and bullpen in 2016. Starting regularly for Tampa Bay in 2017, the righty is 5-1 with a 3.54 ERA and 55 Ks in 61 innings.

Taking Andriese’s spot in the rotation is Rays pitching prospect Jacob Faria, who was ranked as the 8th prospect in Tampa Bay’s organization by Baseball America this winter. Faria, 23, made his MLB Debut June 7 against the White Sox, allowing just one run across 6.1 innings en route to his first career win.