ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Tyler Glasnow is scheduled to rejoin the rotation Wednesday evening at Cleveland after lacking almost 14 months due to Tommy John surgical procedure.
The Rays’ Opening Day starter final 12 months hasn’t pitched this season after present process the process on Aug. 4, 2021.
“I believe we’re fairly assured he’ll be beginning for us Wednesday,” Tampa Bay supervisor Kevin Money mentioned earlier than Sunday’s sport with Toronto. “That is the primary time he is thrown pain-free in fairly a while, so he is inspired by it.”
The 6-foot-8 right-hander went 5-2 with a 2.66 ERA in 14 begins final 12 months and is a key addition because the Rays close to a wild-card spot.
“In comparison with the previous, like, three years it feels means higher so far as post-day and the week main into begins and stuff,” Glasnow mentioned. “It is good to have an UCL, you realize.”
Money mentioned Glasnow will throw round 45 pitches in his preliminary outing, which ought to enable him to go two or three innings.
“Two innings of Glasnow remains to be an enormous plus for our staff,” Money mentioned. “Wish to get three innings. If we do, nice. If we do not, that is positive, too.”
Glasnow allowed one run, one hit, 4 walks and had 14 strikeouts over seven innings in 4 begins with Triple-A Durham.
“I am actually excited,” Glasnow mentioned. “I am approaching it like regular, staying on routine. Feels regular.”
Glasnow signed a $30.35 million, two-year contract final month that can delay the beginning of his free company by one 12 months. He is making $5.1 million this 12 months and can get $5.35 million subsequent season and $25 million in 2024, which is the primary 12 months he would have been eligible without spending a dime company.