Ray of expectation to activate righty Tyler Glasnow from the injured list on Wednesday to start fighting the Guardian, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Glasnow will be limited to about 45 yards.
This is a huge development for Rays, who has been without Glasnow since he underwent Tommy John surgery last August. Glasnow has been a tantalizing talent, if annoying, since he burst onto the scene in the 2019 season. From 2019 to 2021, Glasnow posted an ERA of 2.80 with a FIP of 2.87 to match, with WHIP is 0.976. However, these great results have been beset by injury accidents, as Glasnow only hit 206 innings in 37 starts in that time frame.
Apparently, The Rays are betting on improving their health from their exciting right arm, as they recently signed him a 2-year contract extension worth over $30 million. This development seems to be a good sign in that regard. With Rays half a match ahead of the Mariners for second out of three slots in the Wild Cards, if Glasnow’s return goes well, it looks like he’ll pair up with the likes of Corey Kluber, Drew Rasmussenand Jeffrey Springs as potential playoff starters after the trump card Shane McClanahan.
Glasnow was slowly released after four rehab visits for AAA Durham this September. In her most recent rehab start, Glasnow topped 46 throws, disallowed runs and passed six while walking one. With Glasnow expected to be limited to roughly the same number of throws on Wednesday, it’s possible the Rays are viewing him less as a traditional starter to the knockouts and more as a passer. dominant can be used in shorter matches. Such an approach would not be unusual for the Rays, who in recent years have employed pitchers like Rasmussen and Ryan Yarbrough in the same way in post-season.