Bad news coming down for the Rays Friday afternoon.
Kevin Kiermaier will reportedly miss 6-8 weeks with a fractured hip injury. Mallex Smith will be called up from Triple-A.
Marc Topkin had the news first and joined Ron Diaz Friday.
Head (here) to see the injury, which took place when Kiermaier slid into first base to avoid a collision.
In Kiermaier's postgame comments Thursday he didn't sound very optimistic.