Glover (elbow) announced his retirement from baseball on his personal Twitter page Monday.
The righty had plenty of talent in his arm, but he'll call it a career at age 26 after injuries got the best of him. He didn't throw a pitch at any level in 2019 and threw a combined 48.1 innings across all levels in the two preceding seasons. He'll wind up a story of unfulfilled potential, having saved nine games in just 55.1 career big-league innings while posting a 4.55 ERA.
Glover, who recently met with Dr. James Andrews, got a PRP injection in his throwing elbow and will be shut down for at least six weeks, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
It sounds like his options were either Tommy John surgery or an injection and some rest, and he opted for the latter. Glover has not pitched since 2018, and it doesn't sound like a return to MLB action is in the cards anytime soon. His status will likely be updated in a couple months.
Glover (forearm) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Friday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Glover has been battling a forearm strain since late February. The transaction doesn't appear to have a significant impact on his return date, as he was already not expected back until late May. Carter Kieboom's contract was selected in a corresponding move.
Glover (forearm) said Saturday that he has resumed throwing from 120 feet off flat ground at extended spring training, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Glover noted that he's about two weeks ahead of schedule compared to what the Nationals anticipated after shutting him down early in spring training with a right forearm strain. Even so, the Nationals likely won't have an idea regarding a target date for the right-hander's return until he has been cleared to face hitters again. Since Glover has yet to advance even to mound work at this point, there's reason to think his absence will stretch deep into May, if not later.
Glover (forearm) was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.
This was expected, as Glover has been battling a forearm strain for most of spring and only recently resumed throwing. Look for the right-hander's return date to come into focus once he progresses further along in his throwing program. In the meantime, Trevor Rosenthal, Kyle Barraclough and Justin Miller are expected to handle the majority of setup duties in Glover's absence.
Glover (forearm) has thrown off flat ground twice recently, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
Glover has been shut down for most of the spring with a forearm strain. While this is a step in the right direction for the right-hander, he still needs to go through his own spring training to build his arm back up to strength, leaving him far away from a potential return. With Glover opening the season on the shelf, Trevor Rosenthal, Kyle Barraclough and Justin Miller will be tasked with the majority of setup duties.
Glover said Tuesday that he was diagnosed with a right forearm strain after undergoing an MRI a day earlier, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
The diagnosis is somewhat of a silver lining for Glover, who was feared to be dealing with a structural problem after complaining of elbow tightness following his Grapefruit League appearance Sunday against the Cardinals. The Nationals will still shut down Glover and take things slow with him this spring in light of his checkered medical history, but the 25-year-old expressed confidence he would be ready for Opening Day. The hard-throwing Glover will be a candidate to form part of the bridge to closer Sean Doolittle once he gets full clearance.
Glover (elbow) is scheduled to have an MRI on Monday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
Glover exited Sunday's spring game against the Cardinals with elbow tightness after throwing just 22 pitches. The severity of the issue, along with a potential timetable for his return, should come into focus once the results of Monday's tests are disclosed.
Glover left Sunday's game against the Cardinals with elbow tightness, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
A clearer picture of the severity of the injury should be available following further examination Monday, but this is certainly a discouraging way for Glover to begin his spring. A variety of injuries have conspired to limit him to just 48.1 innings across all levels over the last two seasons, and the injury bug does not appear to have left him alone this season.
Glover hasn't been used in a save situation since he got his first save of the year Aug. 16.
When Glover got his last save chance, Kelvin Herrera (foot), Ryan Madson (back) and Sean Doolittle (toe) were all injured. Madson has since returned, perhaps moving ahead of Glover in the closer conversation, though the Nationals' last two saves have gone to Greg Holland and Justin Miller. There doesn't appear to be a clear leader at the moment, and Glover's 5.68 ERA and 4:6 K:BB don't make very good cases for him earning a greater role.
Glover worked around a walk and a hit to secure the save in Thursday's 5-4 win over the Cardinals. He struck out one batter.
Glover made his season debut on Aug. 10 and with Ryan Madson (back) injured, he will continue being the team's primary closer. He served up a walkoff homer in his last outing, but it's encouraging to see the Nationals go right back to him in Thursday's contest.
Glover will take over as the Nationals' closer, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.
Ryan Madson (back) hit the disabled list Tuesday and manager Dave Martinez later confirmed that Glover will be the primary replacement in the ninth inning, although Glover probably won't be available Tuesday after pitching back-to-back days and three of the last four. Glover has averaged better than 96 mph on his fastball since his return from a shoulder injury.
Glover may be unavailable for Tuesday's game against the Cardinals but could enter the ninth-inning mix in the near future with Ryan Madson (back) on the 10-day disabled list, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.
He probably won't be an option if a save situation arises Tuesday after pitching back-to-back days and three of four, but Glover is one of the top healthy options remaining in the Nationals' bullpen with Madson out along with Kelvin Herrera (shoulder) and Sean Doolittle (toe). Glover missed the first four months with a shoulder injury, but the velocity has been there since his return to the major-league team (96.4 mph average) and he has past closing experience, having saved eight games for the club in 2017. Justin Miller is another option, but he has slipped of late, allowing three homers while striking out five in his last 10 appearances (8.2 innings).
Glover was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.
Glover hasn't pitched in the majors this season while battling a shoulder injury. He was sent to Syracuse after completing his rehab assignment and has recorded a 2.25 ERA and 32.3 percent strikeout rate there in eight innings. With injuries to Kelvin Herrera (shoulder) and Sean Doolittle (toe), late-inning opportunities are available in the Nationals' bullpen, so Glover could slide right into a setup role.
The Nationals activated Glover (shoulder) from the 60-day disabled list Sunday and optioned him to Triple-A Syracuse, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.
Sidelined all season with a shoulder injury that has bothered him since 2017, Glover finally seems to be healthy again after completing five minor-league rehab appearances and reportedly flashing a mid-to-upper-90s fastball in those outings. While the Nationals seem encouraged by Glover's progress, the team likely wants him to get some more innings under his belt in the minors after a prolonged absence. If Glover thrives in his subsequent appearances with Syracuse, he could re-enter the big-league bullpen at some point later in the second half.
Glover (shoulder) made a rehab appearance at Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday, covering an inning and striking out two while giving up a run on three hits and a walk.
While the results weren't the greatest for Glover, who threw only 14 of 24 pitches for strikes, his fastball was clocked as high as 97 miles per hour, according to Syracuse play-by-play broadcaster Eric Gallanty. It's encouraging to see Glover's velocity roughly on par with where it sat in his smattering of appearances with the big club in 2017, but the right-hander will need several more outings in the minors before being activated from the 60-day disabled list. Glover has been sidelined all season after experiencing shoulder inflammation in spring training and has made four rehab appearances, with the first three coming for the Nationals' rookie-level affiliates.
Glover (shoulder) began a rehab assignment with the rookie-level GCL Nationals on Saturday, Byron Kerr of MASN Washington reports.
Glover has been sidelined since spring training with shoulder inflammation, so starting the minor-league rehab assignment is a significant step. The 25-year-old will likely need numerous appearances to build up his arm strength, but he could seemingly return before the end of July if all goes well.
Glover (shoulder) progressed to throwing from 75 feet Thursday, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.
Glover has been dealing with shoulder inflammation all spring and had yet to resume throwing by the end of March, so this development is welcome news. The 24-year-old is on the 60-day disabled list so he is still looking at a return in late May at the earliest.
Glover (shoulder) was placed on the 60-day disabled list Tuesday, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.
Glover has been battling shoulder inflammation all spring and is yet to throw. He'll now be ineligible to return until late May. He's expected to fill a late-inning role once he returns to the roster, but his placement on the 60-day DL indicates that he's nowhere close to being ready to go. The move opens up a spot on the 40-man roster for Miguel Montero.
Glover has yet to begin throwing again after reporting shoulder inflammation early in camp, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.
At this point, he's all but guaranteed to begin the season on the disabled list and remain in extended spring training when the Nats break camp and head north, and the right-hander will need weeks to build his arm strength back up once he is able to pitch again. Glover is still expected to factor into the late-inning mix in the bullpen once he gets healthy, but when that might be is a mystery for now.
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