Rays place RHP Archer on IL with hip discomfort

MLB

The Tampa Bay Rays have placed pitcher Chris Archer on the 10-day injured list with hip discomfort.

Archer left an Aug. 22 start in the second inning because of left hip tightness, but has made three starts since.

The 32-year-old righty missed over three months this season after leaving an April start with right lateral forearm tightness. His abbreviated Aug. 22 start was his first appearance since April.

Archer is 1-1 in six appearances in his first season back with Tampa Bay after being traded by the team to Pittsburgh in 2018.

While Archer hits the injured list, the AL East-leading Rays are getting two players back from injury.

The Rays activated reliever Nick Anderson (right elbow sprain) from the 60-day IL and outfielder Brett Phillips (right ankle sprain) from the 10-day IL.

The team also designated reliever Shawn Armstrong for assignment.