The Rays count on to activate righty Tyler Glasnow from the injured checklist on Wednesday to begin in opposition to the Guardians, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Glasnow shall be restricted to round 45 pitches.
This can be a big growth for the Rays, who’ve been with out Glasnow since he underwent Tommy John surgical procedure in August of final yr. Glasnow has been a tantalizing, if irritating, expertise ever since he broke out through the 2019 season. Between 2019 and 2021, Glasnow posted an ERA of two.80 with a 2.87 FIP to match, with a WHIP of 0.976. These implausible outcomes have been belied by damage woes, nevertheless, as Glasnow solely managed 206 innings throughout 37 begins in that timeframe.
Clearly, the Rays are betting on improved well being going ahead from their thrilling right-hander, as they not too long ago signed him to a 2-year contract extension worth over $30 million. This growth appears to be a superb check in that regard. With the Rays half a recreation forward of the Mariners for the second of the three Wild Card spots, if Glasnow’s return goes nicely it appears possible that he’ll pair with the likes of Corey Kluber, Drew Rasmussen, and Jeffrey Springs as potential playoff starters behind ace Shane McClanahan.
Glasnow has been introduced alongside slowly in 4 rehab appearances for AAA Durham this September. In his most up-to-date rehab begin, Glasnow topped out at 46 pitches, permitting no runs and putting out six whereas strolling one. With Glasnow anticipated to be restricted to across the similar quantity of pitches on Wednesday, it’s potential that the Rays are him much less as a standard starter for the playoffs and extra as a dominant pitcher who can be utilized in shorter bursts. Such an strategy could be removed from uncommon for the Rays, who in recent times have used pitchers reminiscent of Rasmussen and Ryan Yarbrough in an identical method through the postseason.