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Rays' Chris Archer: Resumes mound work

Archer (forearm) threw 10 pitches off a mound Saturday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports. Recovery from thoracic outlet surgery was supposed to be the primary concern for Archer this season, but he wound up making just two appearances before being shut down with an entirely separate issue with his forearm. He's making progress again after a brief setback in late May and is expected to advance to live batting practice in late June or early July. That suggests he won't return to the active roster before the All-Star break, however.

Rays' Chris Archer: Nearing return to mound

Archer (forearm) is feeling good and is eyeing an early July return from the injured list, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Archer has been doing long toss and could begin mound work next week. The veteran righty landed on the IL on May 10 after just two early season appearances, one of which was a start.
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Tampa Bay Rays: The Chris Archer question

The Tampa Bay Rays were hoping that a return home would be what Chris Archer needed. After a disastrous stint with the Pirates, Archer was back, and, as the Rays hoped, better than ever. On a $6.5 million contract, he was relatively expensive, but certainly worth the flier. His homecoming...

Rays' Chris Archer: Throwing program paused

Manager Kevin Cash said Wednesday that Archer had his throwing program shut down earlier this week after experiencing some discomfort on the outside of his right forearm, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Archer had been throwing off flat ground for about a week before experiencing renewed pain...
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Rays' Chris Archer: Begins throwing program

Archer (forearm) began a throwing program Friday, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports. Archer has been sidelined with forearm tightness since April 10. His injury was originally not expected to sideline him for an extended amount of time, but he was transferred to the 60-day injured list in early May. Archer will now continue to work at the team facility and is first eligible to be activated on June 10.

Rays' Chris Archer: Transferred to 60-day injured list

Archer (forearm) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Saturday, Justice delos Santos of reports. Manager Kevin Cash said in late April that Archer was still several weeks away from returning to the mound, and he'll now be sidelined until at least June due to his forearm tightness. Archer had been throwing in April, but it's not clear where the right-hander is in his throwing progression following his placement on the 60-day IL.
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Rays' Chris Archer: Weeks away from return

Archer (forearm) continues to play catch but is at least a couple weeks away from returning to the rotation, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Archer has already spent nearly two weeks on the injured list with forearm tightness. Previous reports indicated that he wouldn't be in line for a long absence, and the fact that he's been throwing for over a week is certainly a good sign, but it looks as though he'll wind up missing at least close to a month.

Rays' Chris Archer: Makes progress Wednesday

Archer (forearm) was able to play light catch Wednesday, Adam Berry of reports. The development supports the notion of Archer making a quick recovery, a belief expressed when the right-hander was first placed on the injured list. Manager Kevin Cash did note Archer still feels some forearm tightness when throwing, so whether he can return immediately upon being eligible to remains an open question.
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Rays' Chris Archer Placed on IL After Exiting vs. Yankees with Forearm Injury

The Tampa Bay Rays are optimistic that starting pitcher Chris Archer won't miss an extended period of time after leaving Saturday's start against the New York Yankees in the third inning. Archer told reporters after his team's 4-0 win that the injury is "nothing serious." Per Marc Topkin of the...

Rays' Chris Archer: May not miss much time

Archer (forearm) is expected to play catch within the next few days and may not be in for a long stay on the injured list, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports. Archer made just a pair of appearances this season before exiting his Saturday start due to forearm tightness. Forearm issues are sometimes the first sign of a very serious injury for a pitcher, but it looks as though that isn't the case with this particularly problem.
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Chris Archer leaves game Saturday due to apparent injury

Chris Archer exited today’s start against the Yankees due to an apparent injury. After DJ LeMahieu’s one-out double in the third inning, Archer was visited on the mound by Rays manager Kevin Cash and the team trainer. That it was for Archer’s day after 42 pitches and 2 1/3 scoreless innings (four strikeouts, three hits, no walks).

Rays lose Chris Archer to injury, beat Yankees again

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Rays sustained another potentially big loss Saturday, as starter Chris Archer left the game in the third inning due to forearm/elbow tightness. Then they celebrated a significant victory, a 4-0 win that extended their recent dominance over the rival Yankees. Austin Meadows and Randy Arozarena...
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Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer exits with forearm tightness

Tampa Bay Rays starter Chris Archer exited Saturday’s game against the visiting New York Yankees with tightness in his right forearm. The 32-year-old right-hander appeared to be in discomfort after allowing a one-out double to DJ LeMahieu in the third inning. The Rays checked on him briefly before removing him from the game.
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New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays: Domingo Germán vs. Chris Archer

Well, yesterday afternoon’s game was no fun, was it? I personally wasn’t able to watch, but the 10-5 score doesn’t exactly make me think I would have enjoyed watching it. The glorious thing about baseball, however, is that after (almost) every loss, there’s another game to play. Domingo Germán gets...
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Rays starter Chris Archer leaves game

ST. PETERSBURG — Rays starter Chris Archer left Saturday’s game during the third inning with an apparent injury. Archer had been pitching well, allowing just a two-out single in each of the first two innings, then a one-out double in the third on a ball that bounced over the head of leftfielder Austin Meadows.