Yandy Diaz placed on IL, Matt Duffy returns for Rays

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Tampa Bay Rays’ Matt Duffy reacts to the dugout after his two-run single off Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Paul Fry during the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

TAMPA (WFLA) – Rays infielder Yandy Diaz has been placed on the IL for the third time this season this afternoon.

Diaz fouled a pitch off his left foot and is dealing with a foot contusion according to MLB.com. Diaz has dealt with a left-hand injury and a right hamstring issue earlier in the season.

In his place, the Rays have activated Matt Duffy. Duffy has missed the entire season so far due to a hamstring injury.

Duffy will bat 5th tonight against the Red Sox and playing 3rd Base.

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