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#pounditTuesday, January 18, 2022

Rays P Blake Snell broke toe in odd fashion

Blake Snell

Chalk up another one for the weird baseball injuries.

The Tampa Bay Rays announced on Tuesday that they had placed pitcher Blake Snell on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to Sunday. The reigning Cy Young winner is expected to miss a start. But that’s only part of the story.

The real story is how Snell got hurt.

Tampa Bay Times Rays reporter Marc Topkin says Snell decided to move a decorative stand in his bathroom on Sunday that he didn’t realize was in two parts. The bottom piece fell on his right foot. He has a fractured fourth toe on his right foot.

Missing Snell for a start is a tough break (literally) for the Rays, but they’ll hope that’s all he misses.

The 26-year-old southpaw has picked up where he left off following last year’s season where he went 21-5 with a 1.89 ERA. He’s 2-1 with a 2.16 ERA this season and has a league-best 36 strikeouts. He’s only allowed one run over this last three starts.


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