When healthy, Glasnow has been the ace of the Tampa Bay Rays.
He was limited to just 14 starts last year, but he went 5-2 with a 2.66 ERA.
Finally, the Rays have some good news to share about their young ace who they acquired in the Chris Archer deal back in 2018.
Glasnow is officially back from Tommy John surgery and the Rays have activated him from the 60-Day Injured List.
In a corresponding move, the Rays sent right-hander Cristofer Ogando back to Triple-A Durham, and to make room on the 40-man roster for Glasnow’s return, infielder Brandon Lowe has been transferred to the 60-Day IL.
The Rays have reinstated RH Tyler Glasnow (recovery from Tommy John surgery) from the 60-day IL and optioned RH Cristofer Ogando to Triple-A Durham. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Rays transferred INF/OF Brandon Lowe (low back discomfort) to the 60-day IL.
— Rays Communications (@RaysPR) September 28, 2022
This is great news for the Rays.
They’ve been without Glasnow for a long time and have been missing that No. 1 in their rotation.
But they now have the chance to add him back and do so at just the right time.
The postseason begins next Friday, and the Rays are likely to be one of the Wild Card spots.
Having Glasnow active for the postseason will be a huge plus for manager Kevin Cash.
Glasnow is a guy who already has some good postseason experience, having been a part of the Rays’ postseason runs in 2019 and 2020, the latter of which saw them advance to the World Series.
If he’s right, then Glasnow could potentially slot in as the Game 1 starter for the Rays against the Toronto Blue Jays in the Wild Card Series.
That would be a huge boost for the Rays as they look to bounce back from last year’s ALDS loss to the Boston Red Sox.