San Francisco Chronicle

After his 11th pitch, San Diego’s Snell departs with injury


Padres left-hander Blake Snell left his start against the Dodgers in the first inning

Sunday because of a left adductor strain.

Snell retired his first two batters on popups to left field. With a 2-1 count on Trea Turner, Snell left the mound having thrown 11 pitches. He limped slightly as he walked off with the groin injury.

The 2018 AL Cy Young Award winner is 7-6 with a 4.22 ERA. He set a franchise record with 13 consecutiv­e hitless innings across his previous two starts and had a 1.85 ERA in his previous seven starts.

Manager Jayce Tingler said Snell is day to day.

“It’s something that he’s dealt with in the past,” Tingler said. “It usually doesn’t come on until the sixth or seventh inning. For whatever reason, today it tightened up on him early. He says he’s walking better now. He already feels a little bit better.”

Medical report: Tampa Bay right-hander Chris Archer, who came out of his start Saturday after four innings because of left hip discomfort, was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday.

Archer spent time on the IL last month because of forearm tightness.

The Rays also activated reliever Nick Anderson and outfielder Brett Phillips from the IL.

⏩ White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson, who has been out since Aug. 28 because of a hamstring strain, is likely to be activated from the IL on Tuesday, manager Tony La Russa said.

“His legs are a big part of his game, offensivel­y and defensivel­y, so we’re being super cautious,” La Russa said. “We’re going to be careful with his usage.”

⏩ Milwaukee placed first baseman Rowdy Tellez on the 10day IL because of a strained right patella. He injured his knee running the bases Saturday and underwent an MRI exam.

COVID updates: Cubs manager David Ross returned to the dugout for his team’s game against the Giants at Wrigley Field after being away from the team since Sept. 3 following a positive coronaviru­s test. Ross, who is vaccinated, experience­d no symptoms.

⏩ Boston activated right-hander Nick Pivetta from the COVID-19 injured list, but Red Sox right-hander Phillips Valdez replaced him there after testing positive for the coronaviru­s.

Red Sox teammates Chris Sale and Danny Santana tested positive for the virus earlier this weekend, and Boston has 10 players on the COVID-19 IL.

⏩ Philadelph­ia activated catcher Andrew Knapp from the COVID-19 IL, where he had been since Aug. 27.

Briefly: Miami released former A’s left-hander Ross Detwiler, who is 2-1 with a 4.96 ERA in 46 games this season. ... Right-hander Shawn Armstrong (6.75 ERA in 31 games) was designated for assignment by Tampa Bay.

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