The Pirates are hopeful that Glasnow (shoulder) will be able to come off the DL as soon as he is eligible, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh-Tribune reports. Glasnow went on the 15-day disabled list on July 24, making him eligible to return August 8. This is good news for Glasnow, who did not need an MRI on his shoulder. The hope is that Glasnow will resume baseball activities in the coming days.
Glasnow has beenplaced on the 15-day DL due to right shoulder discomfort. Glasnow's start Saturday was rocky at best, as the command issues that the right-hander exhibited in the minors came back to haunt him to the tune of three walks and two hit batters. At least this time, shoulder discomfort is to blame, as he left that start in the fourth inning due to the ailment. Glasnow was likely headed for Triple-A anyway, but this move will allow the Pirates to keep him on the active roster, so they won't need to exercise one of his options if they decide to put him back in the rotation upon his return.
Glasnow (shoulder) said his discomfort grew worse with each inning of pitching Saturday. "It's better when you go up there 100 percent healthy," he told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. The rookie is far from a finished product. He gave up five stolen bases, hit two batters, made one error and threw only 42 of 78 pitches for strikes. Even more than his poor statistical start, fantasy owners will need to await news on his shoulder, though it doesn't appear as if the injury is too severe.
Glasnow left Saturday's game in the fourth inning with right shoulder discomfort. He was erratic when on the mound, walking three batters and hitting two others with just 42 of his 78 pitches going for strikes. The Pirates figure to put Glasnow through a battery of tests to determine the full extent of the issue, as they won't want to take any chances with one of their top prospects. Ryan Vogelsong (eye) could be ready to fill a rotation spot soon.
Glasnow left Saturday's game against the Phillies with an apparent injury, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. It wasn't obvious what exactly was ailing Glasnow, but he appeared to be favoring his back or side after delivering a pitch to Peter Bourjos in the fourth inning. Glasnow was likely headed back to Triple-A Indianapolis anyway, as he struggled both with his command and in controlling the run game (five stolen bases allowed) in his three-plus innings, and Ryan Vogelsong (eye) is expected to slot into the rotation in the near future.