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MLB: Rays move Chris Archer to 60-day IL, ending his season

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Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer is done for the season after the club transferred him to the 60-day injured list Monday with left hip inflammation.

The team also put All-Star relief pitcher Andrew Kittredge on the IL with neck tightness. The move is retroactive to Saturday.

In a corresponding move, the Rays recalled Shane Baz from Triple-A Durham. Baz will make his major league debut Monday night against the visiting Toronto Blue Jays. The Archer move opened a spot on the 40-man roster for Baz.

Archer left his Aug. 22 start against the Chicago White Sox with tightness in his hip but made three starts before going to the IL on Sept. 12. Archer, 32, missed more than three months earlier this season with right lateral forearm tightness.

He finishes his 2021 season 1-1 with a 4.66 ERA in six games (five starts). Archer becomes a free agent this winter.

Kittredge is 9-3 with a 1.55 ERA in 54 games (four starts) this season. He also has seven saves.

Baz, 22, is 5-4 with a 2.06 ERA in 17 starts split between Double-A and Triple-A. Baz is 3-0 with a 1.76 ERA in his 10 starts at Durham.

–Field Level Media

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