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TORONTO (AP) -- Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Jeff Niemann is expected to miss four to six weeks after fracturing his right leg during Monday night's game at Toronto.
Niemann was struck on the ankle by Adam Lind's drive with runners at first and second in the first inning. He recovered to make the out, but walked gingerly around the mound and was checked by the trainer before finishing the inning.
Niemann came out and warmed up to start the second, but was removed after a conference on the mound with the trainer and manager Joe Maddon. Left-hander Cesar Ramos came on and Niemann went to hospital for X-rays.
"It's not easy to lose a pitcher of his caliber," Maddon said.
The Rays did not put a timetable on Niemann's return, but the fracture will likely take four to six weeks to heal.
Niemann missed more than six weeks last season with a sore lower back, going 11-4 after his return in late June.
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Jeff Niemann took a liner off his right leg in the first inning but continued on and finished out the inning. It was later discovered that his leg was fractured by the ball.
Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Jeff Niemann is expected to miss four to six weeks after fracturing his right leg during Monday night's 7-1 win at Toronto.
Niemann was struck on the ankle by Adam Lind's drive with runners at first and second in the first inning. He recovered to make the out, but walked gingerly around the mound and was checked by the trainer before finishing...
In today's edition of Rays Roundup: Starter Jeff Niemann becomes the latest player to hit the disabled list after fracturing his fibula on Monday, Desmond Jennings heads to the DL after all, Elliott Johnson is swinging a hot stick and Sean Rodriguez plans to play through a muscle strain. All of that and more inside.
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First Pitch: Wedneday 7:10, Thursday 7:10
Arms: Wednesday: Clay Buchholz, RHP (4-1, 8.31 ERA) vs. Jeremy Hellickson, RHP (3-0, 2.95 ERA)
Thursday: Felix Doubront, LHP (3-1, 4.46 ERA) vs. Matt Moore, LHP (1-3, 5.31 ERA)
Yard: Tropicana Field Watch it: NESN (ESPN - WED.) Hear it: WEEI
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Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change
Wednesday, May 16 @ 7:10 PM
Clay Buchholz, RHP (4-1, 8.31) vs Jeremy Hellickson, RHP (3-0, 2.95)
TV: NESN, ESPN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Thursday, May 17 @ 7:10 PM
Felix Doubront, LHP (3-1, 4.46) vs Matt Moore, LHP (1-3, 5.31)
TV: NESN, MLB Network, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB...
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Red Sox (17-19)
Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (4-1, 8.31)