In a season filled with injuries for the Tampa Bay Rays, breakout hitter Yandy Diaz has now reportedly suffered a setback that could end his 2019 season.
According to The Tampa Bay Times’ Marc Topkin, Diaz suffered a setback during his rehabilitation from a left foot injury and will now be shut down for the next six-to-eight weeks.
The two-month timetable almost certainly ends Diaz’s season. He posted a .270/.343/.480 slash line this season with 14 home runs and 20 doubles across 78 games.
Diaz originally landed on the 10-day injured list on July 23 with a left foot contusion. While he appeared to make progress by fielding grounders on Aug. 6, issues with his foot never went away.
The 28-year-old landed on the injured list on three separate occasions this season. He missed time in May after suffering a contusion on his left hand, then suffered a hamstring strain in June.