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AL East: Archer has no structural damage in forearm

Check out what’s going on in the American League East.

Tampa Bay Rays v St Louis Cardinals Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images

On Saturday, Tampa Bay pulled pitcher Chris Archer in the first inning due to what looked like a forearm strain (and also that he gave up back to back home runs against the first two batters he faced). It sent the baseball world into a panic, understandably so. Archer hasn’t missed a start due to injury since 2012 and he’s one of the most fun pitchers in the game to watch.

While he has officially been diagnosed with lateral forearm tightness, the 28-year old has no structural damage to the area and reportedly, “felt great”, while playing catch on Tuesday. He’s hoping to return to the mound against Boston this weekend.

This season Archer has pitched a 3.79 ERA for the Rays, striking out 225 batters over 179.1 innings.

Here’s what other news and rumors are floating around the American League East: