Diamondbacks All-Star Robbie Ray exits game with back injury

Robbie Ray is the Diamondbacks most underrated player.
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Arizona Diamondbacks ace Robbie Ray exited Wednesday’s start against the Colorado Rockies after two innings with what appeared to be an injury.

Ray’s exit came as he took some warm-up pitches following two ho-hum innings against the Rockies. Almost immediately after he exited, the Diamondbacks noted that Ray was dealing with a lower-back spasm.

The former All-Star was much bandied about on the trade block leading up to the July 31 deadline. Arizona decided to keep him. It makes sense in that Ray has one more year of team control.

The veteran headed into Wednesday’s start pitching to a 10-7 record with a 3.99 ERA and 1.28 WHIP while striking out 185 batters in 140 innings.

As for the Diamondbacks, they are currently 61-59 on the season and 2.5 games out of the final wild card spot in the National League. The hope here is that this isn’t a long-term injury.