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Jeffrey Springs was off to a fantastic start in 2023 with 24 strikeouts in 16 innings and one earned run off a solo homer until a precautionary removal of him from a start against Boston led to worse news that he had indeed torn his UCL. He had surgery on April 23rd, which all but rules him out of the first half of the 2024 season. Given the Rays conservative approach with pitchers coming back from injuries like this, take the under on whatever projection the marketplace is putting on his workload. Remember that the last thing that comes back for these pitchers is their command and feel for the baseball, two things that are critical to Springs's success given his lack of pure velocity and his dependency of his changeup. Keeper league managers can try to score a late bargain with him while reset league managers are wasting a draft pick because there are no guarantees Springs pitches effectively once he returns.

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2023 7123.7 16.0 2 24 4 0.56 0.50
2022 35110.6 135.3 9 5 144 31 2.46 1.07
3y Avg. 190.57.3 65.3 5 2 1 77 16 2.48 1.03
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  • Rays' Jeffrey Springs: Tosses 77 pitches in rehab start

    Springs (elbow) covered 4.2 innings in his rehab start Sunday with Triple-A Durham, giving up five runs (four earned) on eight hits and one walk while striking out three batters. After turning in a 3.12 ERA and 21:1 K:BB in 17.1 innings over his first six rehab starts with Durham, Springs took a step back Sunday from a performance standpoint. More importantly, however, Springs tossed 77 pitches (51 strikes) in the outing, so he looks to be stretched out enough to rejoin the Tampa Bay rotation. The Rays have yet to offer an official word on the next step for the 31-year-old lefty as he nears the finish line in his recovery from his April 2023 Tommy John surgery, but fantasy managers in deeper leagues should be looking to stash Springs in anticipation of his return from the 60-day injured list shortly after the All-Star break. After moving into a full-time starting role with Tampa Bay beginning in May 2022, Springs delivered a 2.41 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 21.9 K-BB% over 138.1 innings before requiring elbow surgery.
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  • Rays' Jeffrey Springs: Works four innings again

    Springs (elbow) completed four innings while allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits and no walks while striking out two in a rehab outing with Triple-A Durham on Tuesday. Springs worked four innings for the second consecutive rehab outing, though he struggled to get strikeouts at the same rate as his past appearances. Nevertheless, Springs remains on a positive trajectory and is projected to return to the Rays in late July.
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  • Rays' Jeffrey Springs: Another step forward

    Springs (elbow) completed four shutout innings while striking out six and allowing three hits in a rehab outing with Triple-A Durham on Wednesday. This marked Springs' longest rehab outing, and he ramped up to 62 pitches -- 47 of which went for strikes. This was his fifth outing with Durham, and Springs remains on track to return to the Rays' rotation sometime after the All-Star break.
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  • Rays' Jeffrey Springs: Builds up to three innings

    Springs (elbow) allowed three runs on five hits and struck out five across three innings in a rehab outing with Triple-A Durham Friday, MLB.com reports. The surface results weren't impressive for Springs, though all of his runs were surrendered on a home run. He also drew 12 whiffs on 29 swings against Triple-A Lehigh Valley, six of which came against changeups. In total he threw 45 pitches in his longest rehab outing since retaking the mound June 7. That workload suggests he has work left to do before being activated, but he'll soon need to agree to continue his rehab assignment with the team beyond the standard 30 days -- an option for pitchers returning from Tommy John surgery.
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  • Rays' Jeffrey Springs: Two innings with Durham

    Springs (elbow) completed two innings in a rehab outing with Triple-A Durham on Wednesday, MLB.com reports. Springs faced the minimum of six batters while giving up only one hit and striking out three. He threw 18 pitches while averaging 92.1 mph with his fastball. Springs is tracking toward a mid-July return and will likely appear in several more games with Durham.
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  • Rays' Jeffrey Springs: Throws bullpen session

    Springs (elbow/lat) threw a 20-pitch bullpen session Saturday, MLB.com reports. Springs resumed throwing Thursday, but Saturday's activity marked his return to the mound. He threw primarily fastballs and changeups and will retake the mound Tuesday. If that goes well, Springs' next could be restarting his minor-league rehab assignment. Unsurprisingly, the Rays are planning to be cautious with Springs, who was lifted after facing just one hitter in his second rehab start in the rookie-level Florida Complex League on May 25 due to a lat injury. Springs has been on the 60-day injured list all season while completing his recovery from his April 2023 Tommy John surgery.
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  • Rays' Jeffrey Springs: Resumes throwing

    Springs (elbow/lat) threw long toss from 90 feet Thursday, Kristie Ackert of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Springs was removed from his second rehab start in the rookie-level Florida Complex League this past Saturday due to lat soreness, but it's a good sign that he was able to resume throwing five days later. According to Ackert, Springs made about 45 throws Thursday with no apparent issues. It's not clear when the left-hander will be ready to resume a rehab assignment. Springs is working his way back from Tommy John surgery, which he underwent last April.
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  • Rays' Jeffrey Springs: Dealing with lat issue

    Rays manager Kevin Cash said Sunday that Springs (elbow) will be shut down for a couple of day after the left-hander exited Saturday's rehab start in the rookie-level Florida Complex League, Ryan Bass of Bally Sports Sun reports. Cash noted that Springs' removal from Saturday's rehab start was due to a lat issue and "very precautionary." The southpaw was making the second start of his rehab assignment as he continues to work his way back from Tommy John surgery, which he underwent April 24, 2023. Assuming his throwing program isn't delayed for too long, Springs could head back out on his rehab assignment within the next week or two, potentially putting him on track for a return from the 60-day injured list at some point in June.
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  • Rays' Jeffrey Springs: Works one inning in rehab start

    Springs (elbow) was charged with one earned run on three hits while striking out two over one inning in a rehab start Monday with the Rays' rookie-level Florida Complex League affiliate. According to MLB.com, Rays manager Kevin Cash said Springs felt good following the rehab start, which was his first appearance in a game setting since he underwent Tommy John surgery April 24, 2023. Cash noted that Springs has one more rehab outing planned with the Rays' FCL affiliate before moving on to Triple-A Durham. Springs should gradually increase his innings and pitch counts in his subsequent minor-league outings, though he'll still likely need the full 30-day rehab window to get ramped up before being deemed ready to return from the 60-day injured list, likely in the final week or two of June.
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  • Rays' Jeffrey Springs: Beginning rehab assignment

    Springs (elbow) will pitch in the Florida Complex League on May 20, MLB.com reports. Springs completed a two-inning live batting practice session Wednesday, lining him up to return to the mound in an official game for the first time since April 13, 2023. He'll have a significant ramp-up period before being activated from the injured list, but he is projected to return in late June.
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  • Rays' Jeffrey Springs: Throws off mound

    Springs (elbow) has thrown off a mound twice in the last week, Marc Topkin of Tampa Bay Times reports. Springs underwent Tommy John surgery in April, and his recent throwing sessions mark his first off a mound while recovering. It's a positive step, but he's still not expected to return until sometime in July.
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  • Rays' Jeffrey Springs: Placed on 60-day IL

    The Rays placed Springs (elbow) on the 60-day injured list Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. The move frees up a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of Jacob Waguespack. Springs will be out until around midseason while working his way back from Tommy John surgery.
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  • Rays' Jeffrey Springs: Looking at July-August return

    Rays president of baseball operations Erik Neander said Tuesday that Springs (elbow) is on track to return in July or August, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Springs underwent Tommy John surgery in late April, so the timetable Neander offered up would have the left-hander back in around 16 months. Of course, it's a rough timeline at this point, and Springs will be facing workload restrictions when he does make it back. Fantasy managers shouldn't be counting on a major impact until 2025.
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  • Rays' Jeffrey Springs: Resumes throwing

    Rays manager Kevin Cash said Tuesday that Springs (elbow) has resumed throwing in the Tampa area, Steve Carney of StPeteNine.com reports. Springs carried a lot of buzz last spring after working to a 2.46 ERA and 144:31 K:BB over 135.1 innings in 2022, but he blew out his elbow in his third start of the 2023 regular season and underwent Tommy John surgery in late April. The 31-year-old left-hander probably won't return to a major-league mound until late June or early July of 2024.
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  • Rays' Jeffrey Springs: Surgery set for Monday

    Springs (elbow) is scheduled to undergo his season-ending Tommy John surgery Monday in Texas, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. The operation will be performed by Dr. Keith Meister, one of the renowned specialists for athletes who are dealing with arm-related injuries. The Rays will provide an update after the surgery is performed regarding whether Springs required any additional procedures beyond repairing his UCL, but assuming the lefty requires little more than the traditional Tommy John surgery, he'll face a loose 12-to-18-month rehab and recovery process. With that in mind, Springs should be expected to miss a significant portion of the 2024 season as well.
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  • Rays' Jeffrey Springs: Expected to have Tommy John surgery

    Springs (elbow) is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery and will miss the remainder of the 2024 season, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Springs was placed on the injured list with a left elbow flexor strain, and as it often does, the injury has escalated into the need for the reconstructive surgery. Springs was pitching exceptionally well prior to the injury with an 0.56 ERA and 24:4 K:BB over 16 innings and three starts. The left-hander will hope to be ready for the start of the 2024 campaign, and Taj Bradley should be given the opportunity to cement his role in the rotation in Spring's absence.
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  • Rays' Jeffrey Springs: Likely out multiple months

    Springs (arm) is expected to miss a minimum of two months, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Springs underwent an MRI on his left arm Friday after experiencing some nerve discomfort during his start Thursday afternoon against the Red Sox. Topkin notes that the Rays are seeking out multiple opinions, but the early indications are not good. The elbow issue could even be an injury that requires surgery and leads to a long-term absence. Springs landed a four-year, $31 million contract extension in January and had posted excellent numbers out of the gate this season.
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  • Rays' Jeffrey Springs: Getting MRI on Friday

    Springs will undergo an MRI on his left elbow Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Ulnar neuritis was the initial diagnosis when Springs had to depart his start Thursday against the Red Sox. The hope is that's all he's dealing with, and his stay on the injured list will be a short one. However, the MRI will provide more clarity, with the results expected back at some point later Friday. "Just hoping for the best," Springs said. "Hopefully it's just a nerve thing that kind of flared up. I've been very fortunate. I've never had any elbow issues or anything like that, so this is all kind of new. So we'll see. Right now, I feel fine."
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  • Rays' Jeffrey Springs: Diagnosed with ulnar neuritis

    Springs was diagnosed with left arm ulnar neuritis after leaving Thursday's game against the Red Sox, Tricia Whitaker of Bally Sports Sun reports. In other words, he's dealing with inflammation in the ulnar nerve of his pitching arm which can cause a numbness or tingling sensation. The injury for Springs cropped up during the fourth inning Thursday after he gave up one run with five strikeouts over his first three frames. He will be re-evaluated Friday before more is known, but a stay on the injured list for Springs is almost surely coming. Taj Bradley looms as an obvious rotation replacement for Springs.
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  • Rays' Jeffrey Springs: Exits start with injury

    Springs was removed from Thursday's start versus the Red Sox with an apparent injury to his left hand/arm, Tom Caron of NESN reports. Springs was seen flexing his hand after delivering a pitch in the top of the fourth inning. He threw one practice pitch after being visited by the trainer and Rays manager Kevin Cash but then immediately walked off the field. An update from the team on Springs' status should come shortly.
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