Rays' Kevin Kiermaier on DL with broken hip after slide

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier is reportedly set to miss at least two months of action after being diagnosed with a fractured hip.

The 27-year-old IN native has a.329 on-base percentage with 10 stolen bases and seven home runs through 62 games this season after signing a six-year, $53.5 million contract extension.

The Rays signed him to a six-year, $53 million contract extension this past winter.

The Tampa Bay Rays have officially acquired infielder Taylor Featherston in a trade with the Philadelphia Phillies, the club announced on Friday afternoon. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that Kiermaier will need 6-8 weeks for the fracture to heal before then working his way back into baseball shape. He had two errors in 105 games last season.

"He's going to be out a while, " manager Kevin Cash told MLB Network Radio.

Peter Bourjos and Colby Rasmus, both new additions this season, provide center field depth behind Smith. Featherston has appeared at shortstop, second base and third base in the Majors, and he's also seen action in left field and at first base in Triple-A this year.

Shortstop Matt Duffy, out following offseason Achilles tendon surgery, was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.

The Rays enter Friday 31-31, which is in contention in the AL East and certainly in the wild-card mix.

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