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Rays put Pearce, Mahtook on DL

Rays put Pearce, Mahtook on DL

The Tampa Bay Rays put Steve Pearce and Mikie Mahtook on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday after they were injured in the team’s 7-4 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Monday night. 

Pearce strained his right hamstring running to first base after hitting a fly ball in the ninth inning. Mahtook suffered a broken left hand when he was hit by a Josh Tomlin pitch in the second. 

Pearce is hitting .322 with nine home runs and 25 runs batted in. He has played first base, second base and designated hitter. 

Mahtook, who has played all three outfield spots, is batting .154 with three RBIs. 

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