Glover (back) hasn't resumed throwing since landing on the 10-day disabled list June 11, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.
Glover's lack of activity more than two weeks removed from suffering the injury is somewhat concerning, and could put him at risk of remaining sidelined through the All-Star break. Nationals manager Dusty Baker has seemed to rely on Matt Albers and Enny Romero as his primary options to close out games while Glover has been sidelined, but no pitcher in the team's mess of a bullpen has performed well enough to create much separation from his competition this season. Even if Glover is able to reclaim the closing gig once he returns from the DL, it wouldn't be surprising if the team pursued an upgrade via trade to eventually displace him from those duties.
Glover was placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with lower back stiffness, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.
Glover suffered the back injury during Saturday's blown save against the Rangers. The details of the injury are fairly vague, as it's currently being described as lower back "tightness". Glover will be eligible to return from the disabled list on June 21 at the earliest. Matt Albers, who owns a 1.08 ERA over 25 innings this season, seems to be the most likely candidate to take over the ninth inning duties in his absence.
Glover (back) was impacted by a back injury Saturday, MLB.com's Jamal Collier reports.
Glover told the coaching staff after Saturday's game that he first felt the injury earlier in the day, but tried to push through it. During the game against the Rangers, Glover was tagged with a blown save, allowing two eared runs off three hits and a walk in the top of the ninth inning. Glover will be considered day-to-day for now, but could wind up missing time depending on the severity of his injury.
Glover allowed a hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday to pick up his eighth save of the season in a 2-1 win over the Dodgers.
He rebounded nicely from Sunday's disastrous outing in Oakland, and Glover has yet to blow a save since taking over as the Nats closer in mid-May. The 24-year-old should remain a solid source of saves moving forward given the strength of the team's rotation and offense.
He got the final out of the eighth inning protecting a 6-4 lead, but then fell apart in the ninth after the Nats tacked on what proved to be essential insurance runs. It was not the prettiest of outings for Glover, who has emerged as Washington's closer and recorded four saves last week. However, the 23-year-old stumbled badly Sunday, although it's not likely his closing job is in jeopardy yet.
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