Rays’ Glasnow to miss 6 to 8 weeks with oblique strain No umps when Orioles and Pirates play unneeded bottom of 9th

KISSIMMEE, Florida – Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow He is expected to miss six to eight weeks due to a deformity in his left oblique.

The 29-year-old right-hander was injured during practice on Monday. He returned to the Rays rotation last September after missing almost 14 months due to Tommy John surgery.

On Tuesday, Tampa Bay said an MRI revealed a grade 2 strain.

The first day the Race opened two years ago, Glaston underwent Tommy John surgery on August 4, 2021. The 6-foot-8 right-hander is 5-2 with a 2.66 ERA in 14 starts in 2021.

Glasnow signed a two-year, $30.35 million contract. He will receive $5.35 million this season and $25 million in 2024, when he would have been eligible for free agency.

BRADENTON, Florida. There was no referee at the plate to announce the balls and strike, not even one of those so-called robots that could be part of the game in the future when the Baltimore Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates continued to play on Tuesday.

Referees left the field after Baltimore Josh Lester landed to finish the top of the ninth inning with the Orioles trailing 7-4, officially ending the spring training contest.

But the teams went ahead and played in the bottom of the ninth inning after Pirates manager Derek Shelton and Baltimore skipper Brandon Hyde had a quick discussion.

The Orioles wanted to get some work on the mound for right-hander Ofreidy Gomez. Teams sometimes agree to shorten or extend spring practice games based on need.

When the umpires left, balls and strikes were assigned by the catcher, as is done in many backyard games. Maverick Handley, an uninvited member of the line-up who never played at the Double-A level, was at the plate for the Orioles.


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