Glasnow Throws Off Mound:
Pitcher Tyler Glasnow threw off the mound prior to the Tampa bay Rays Saturday afternoon affair with the Los Angeles Angels.
Glasnow left his start against the New York Yankees on May 10th with what was later diagnosed as right forearm tendinitis. The ever cautious Rays placed him on the 60-day disabled list and have taken their time in building him back up. Throwing off the mound this afternoon was a big step in his eventual return. His next step is to throw a bullpen on Wednesday.
“Very encouraging,” Rays Manager Kevin Cash said. “He threw 10-12 pitches, let it go, he was excited about it.’
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Robertson hit .262/.382/.415 last season but has struggled to the tune of .205/.310/.284 this season. “It was a frustrating year to date, but Robbie [Daniel Robertson] is a good player. ” Cash said. “Kind of gave him the message that we continue to believe in him. We want him to go down there [Durham] and relax a little bit, work on some things at the plate, a little better atmosphere to work.”
Jake Faria has appeared in one game with the Rays in 2019 working two scoreless innings. He has worked in 15 games (6 starts) with the Durham Bulls pitching to a 4-1 mark with a 5.14 ERA (24ER/42IP). He has been used exclusively in relief since May 12 posting a 2-0 mark with a 2.37 ERA (5ER/19IP) in that span.
After Blake Snell last just 3.1 innings and with Tampa Bay Rays are in a stretch of 21 games in 20 days, 34 games in 34 days, and 47 games in 48 days the Rays are in a all arms on deck mode. “Jake’s going to provide some length if we need it.” Cash said. “Hopefully, Charlie [Charlie Morton] goes out and does what he’s been doing all season for us and we should be in a pretty good spot.”