With six weeks of the 2023 regular season now in the books, here are three things we’ll be keeping an eye on around the baseball world throughout the day today:
1. Glasnow removed from rehab start:
Oft-injured ace Tyler Glasnow was on track to return to the Rays sometime this month as he began his second rehab start of the season in Triple-A yesterday. Unfortunately, Glasnow was removed from yesterday’s rehab start after just one inning due to left side tightness. According to Tricia Whitaker of Bally Sports Florida, the issue was very mild but the club and player both decided not to push things further, with the Rays noting that there was “no upside” in continuing the start this early in Glasnow’s rehab process.
The Rays are surely hoping Glasnow’s side tightness doesn’t become a more significant setback in the coming days, as Glasnow is one of the league’s premiere talents when healthy. His 2.75 ERA since the start of the 2019 season would certainly be a welcome addition to a Rays rotation that currently sports just three regular starters in Shane McClanahan, Drew Rasmussen, and Zach Eflin.
2. Senzatela to be evaluated:
Rockies right-hander Antonio Senzatela was removed from yesterday’s game after 2 2/3 innings of work due to forearm tightness. Senzatela, who missed much of last season due to a torn ACL, had only recently returned to the rotation, with last night’s abbreviated outing marking just his second start of the 2023 campaign. Senzatela noted after the game that he was specifically experiencing soreness near his elbow and expressed concern about the injury, which will be evaluated further today.
Senzatela, who is currently in the second year of a five year, $50.5MM contract extension, has figured to be a key stabilizing force in a Rockies rotation that recently lost German Marquez to Tommy John surgery and Noah Davis to elbow inflammation. Now, Senzatela’s presence in the rotation going forward is yet another question mark for the Rockies, whose 4.73 ERA as a club ranks 8th worst in the majors.
3. Seager to begin rehab assignment:
The Rangers have been without Corey Seager for exactly one month due to a hamstring strain, but he’s slated to head out on a minor league rehab assignment beginning today. The 29-year-old Seager, who inked a ten-year, $325MM contract in free agency two offseasons ago, got out to a blistering start with Texas this season, slashing .359/.469/.538 with a homer, four doubles, and more walks (nine) than strikeouts (seven) in his first 49 plate appearances of the season.
Texas has turned to young Ezequiel Duran to hold down the fort in Seager’s absence, and 23-year-old has responded with a .305/.340/.474 slash in exactly 100 plate appearances this year. Manager Bruce Bochy recently told Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News that he planned to find “creative” ways to keep Duran in the lineup even when Seager returns. It’s indeed been a strong start, though with just one walk in those 100 trips to the plate and a sky-high .379 average on balls in play, there’s likely some regression in store for the former top prospect.
Wonder how much of Glasnows $25M the Rays will need to eat when they trade him this offseason?
I highly doubt the Rays will trade Glasnow, anytime soon.If ( when), he gets healthy, he is a #1 level starter. This Ray’s team is very good. They are a potential W S calibre team right now.
Glasgow is a great pitcher but he’s so fragile he makes Carlos Rodon look like Old Hoss Radbourn.
The jury is respectfully still out how good Glasnow is without the spider tack. He went from disappointing prospect with poor command to having it harnessed/elite. Part of it Tampa’s coaching relative to Pitt previously, but how much will be interesting to observe.
He did a podcast i believe with mike that he had mental issues and microdosing shrooms helped him get past it.
When’s the last time you saw Tampa “eat money”?..Tampa specializes in getting other teams to “eat money”. Besides, 25 mil is not a lot and with Tampa’s track record, Glasgow prolly comes back in the playoffs as an ACE.
Scotland will be proud.
Mr big dig
I googled Sinsemilla and all I got was pot related links.
Upon reading this article the Rockies’ FO popped the champagne and declared a holiday at the news that the club’s 4.73 ERA is only 8th worst in the league. I can just see Monfort dumping a bottle of bubbly over Schmidt’s head and exclaiming, “That’s progress, baby!!!”
Before the season even started Monfort was confident the Rockies would be a 500 team. Now, he must think the World Series is a real possibility with those numbers lol
Yep. The insane always do an excellent job of convincing themselves they’re just misunderstood geniuses. No doubt Dick is basking in the glow of this moment.