Tampa Bay Rays: Tyler Glasnow Recovering From Wrist Surgery

Tyler Glasnow (Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images)
Tyler Glasnow (Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images) /

Tampa Bay Rays’ starting pitcher-Tyler Glanow is on track for spring training after wrist surgery in November.

After posting a 1.78 ERA through twelve starts for the Tampa Bay Rays in 2019, Tyler Glasnow missed three months due to a forearm strain. He made his return in September, pitching 12.1 innings in preparation for the postseason.

Glasnow started Game One of the American League Division Series against the Astros, limiting them to two earned runs in 4.1 innings.

Glasnow would go on to start Game Five of the ALDS, in which he didn’t make it out of the third inning, allowing four earned runs in the final game of the series.

The following month Glasnow had nerve decompression procedure. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reported today that Glasnow is on track to be ready for the start of spring training.

Many expect Glasnow to continue his success in 2020. Glasnow is projected to open the season as the number three starter behind Charlie Morton and Blake Snell.

A healthy Glasnow allows the Rays to open the season with three legitimate Cy Young contenders. Charlie Morton finished last season third in the American League voting and Blake Snell won the award two seasons ago.

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Here’s a quick look at some of Glasnow’s achievements last season.

Of all starting pitchers who pitched at least 60 innings in 2019, Glasnow had had the following ranks:

  • 12th in K/9
  • 1st in HR/9
  • 1st in HR/FB%
  • 1st in ERA
  • 1st in FIP

His 2.3 WAR over 60.2 innings averages out to a 7.6 WAR over 200 innings. That would have been good for number one in the league, 0.2 points better than Gerrit Cole.

His 2.08 walks per nine were the lowest of any of his professional seasons… at any level.

It’s certainly great news to hear that he has not had any issues as a result of the procedure and had a successful bullpen session at Tropicana Field today.

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