Glover hasn't thrown yet in spring training after arriving at camp with a sore shoulder, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports. An MRI later revealed that Glover is dealing with inflammation in the shoulder, according to Eddie Matz of ESPN.com.
Glover missed significant time last season while recovering from a rotator cuff injury, so it's somewhat troubling that he's already feeling pain in the shoulder after an offseason of recovery. The Nationals will presumably wait and see how Glover responds to rest over the next few days before determining his next step. A closing candidate for the Nationals last spring, Glover will have to settle for a middle-relief role if he's healthy to pitch at the start of the upcoming season with Sean Doolittle now entrenched as the team's ninth-inning man.
Glover (shoulder) has been playing catch for the past three weeks, and should be able to throw off a mound by mid-January, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.
Glover insisted that he would be fully healthy by the time spring training rolls around, and claimed that he understands his body "a lot more" after recovering from a shoulder ailment this winter. He initially hit the DL due to back stiffness in June, but began dealing with severe inflammation in his right rotator cuff weeks after being sidelined. Although he never pitched again in the 2017 season, Glover opted against surgery, and appears to be nearing full health as the calendar turns to 2018. At this point, it would come as a major surprise if the right-hander is not ready for action by the beginning of March.
Glover (shoulder) was reinstated from the 60-day DL on Friday.
Glover dealt with back and shoulder issues for a majority of the 2017 season, and was eventually shut down in mid-September due to right shoulder impingement. The reliever decided to forgo any type of surgical procedure, and should be fully healthy heading into spring training.
Glover (shoulder) has been shut down for the remainder of the season, The Washington Post reports.
Glover currently doesn't plan to undergo surgery for the right shoulder impingement he's dealing with, but he won't be back with the Nationals this year -- including the playoffs. Instead, he'll continue to rehab the injury at Washington's West Palm Beach rehab facility, as he has been doing the last couple months. Glover is just 24 years old, but he's already dealt with noteworthy hip, back and now shoulder injuries during his tenure with the team. Nonetheless, the right-hander is expected to factor into the team's bullpen plans in 2018.
Glover (shoulder) is seeking a second opinion, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.
Manager Dusty Baker said Glover sounded "discouraged" when he spoke to him recently -- reading between the lines, this could mean that the first doctor recommended surgery. Glover suffered a rotator cuff injury in late June while rehabbing a back injury. It sounds like he's thrown his last pitch of 2017.
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