11:00am: Glasnow previously tested positive for COVID-19, thus explaining his absence, as Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times was among those to cover (Twitter links). Fortunately, he never experienced significant symptoms and has obviously now been cleared of the disease.
Glasnow says he fully expects to be ready for the Opening Day roster.
10:05am: Rays righty Tyler Glasnow finally appeared in Summer Camp today. Better still, he was able to take the hill in the team’s intrasquad game, as Juan Toribio of MLB.com covers on Twitter.
One of the highest-ceiling hurlers in all of baseball, Glasnow just might hold the key to the Rays’ hopes in 2020. The 26-year-old looked like an elite starter in an injury-shortened 2019 season, working to a 1.78 ERA with 11.3 K/9 and 2.1 BB/9 over 60 2/3 frames.
The big stuff was on display this spring, as Glasnow reemerged after offseason wrist surgery (which itself followed a lengthy layoff for a forearm strain). The hope was that the coronavirus pause would give Glasnow a chance to rest up fully in preparation for a 60-game sprint.
Anticipation met the realities of the covid world when Summer Camp opened and Glasnow was nowhere to be seen. We still don’t know what precipitated his absence, though answers could now be forthcoming.
With the delayed training, it’s fair to wonder whether Glasnow will be at full tilt when the season opens in just a week and a half. But the fact he is throwing multiple frames today suggests he has maintained a throwing program and is in good health. It’s a significant boon to the Rays’ outlook.
It is really important to put faces on Covid victims. We need information.
I think it’s well document who gets it is much more important than how many get this. We need young healthy faces to tell us their experiences.
We are still in the dark about much of this.
Epstein is Altuve’s father
Well what we have learned is most are Asymptomatic. There isn’t a real answer, it’s like anything else. Some ppl hurt bad and some are ok. However most of the players didn’t even know they had it. My opinion is it morphs or there are certain strains that We don’t know about or understand yet that become very strong. How else do you explain a 70 year old that beats it and a 30 year old who doesn’t?
Freddie Freeman was hurting pretty bad from what I hear though, I hope he improves. . . Not that I think I’m Freddie Freeman’s doctor or anything 🙂
I want to know more about Freeman. The more info I can get the better.
We know the 30 year old Texas man/boy had preexisting conditions.
This picks you off like a lion going after the weakest gazelle. It’s why it’s so important to know how healthy 30 year olds are being attacked.
i may be confusing him with someone else, but I believe last report was he was feeling better but still was testing positive.
All I know is Freeman got sick and was feeling horrible.
Now has anyone here has never felt horrible due to a illness?
In itself, it doesn’t tell me much.
Bad news out today via an English study about COVID antibodies. It appears that 20 days after symptoms, about 70% of ‘cured’ patients have a strong count of antibodies in their system, but after 60-70 days, that number drops to under 20%. The fear here is that people like Glasnow, Freeman, etc. may be able to get infected with COVID again even after beating it once. This also adds doubt about the ability to develop a long lasting COVID vaccination. This is scary news for sports and the entire population. How can we get past this and resume normal day to day activities, including being able to see a live sporting event again? Sorry for the depressing news. It’s been great to see all these guys returning to teams after beating COVID; I just really hope this study is flawed and you cannot catch this a second time.
It is bad news. But is that 20% enough to keep you out of the hospital?
This isn’t about getting sick, it’s about hospitalizations and death.
We are trying to get to a place where this affects people like a flu.
I don’t think Freeman needs to share his personal conditions if he doesn’t want to
I collected baseball cards from about 2016-2018, and I managed to pull 3 Tyler Glasnow rookie cards, two Gary Sanchez rookie cards, and an Aaron Judge rookie card. I’m happy.
Fantasy information on Freeman:
David O’Brien of The Athletic heard from someone close to Freddie Freeman that the Braves’ first baseman is doing much better.
Advice: Freeman tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month and his wife, Chelsea, later wrote that he was experiencing “body aches, headaches, chills and a high fever.” His experience was eye-opening enough for Nick Markakis to inform his opinion about opting out of the season. The most important thing is that Freeman appears to be making progress, but his timeline for rejoining the Braves is unclear.
How does the Pirates GM still have a job. Getting rid of Cole for nothing and trading way too much for Archer.
Seeing Mr. Glasnow’s new splitter is something I have been dying to see since the original Spring Training. Yay!
Glasnow sb a perennial CY Contender. Hope his Covid experience is that he’s already fully recovered with no longterm issues.