A new contract for Tyler Glasnow

Tyler Glasnow hasn’t thrown a game in 2022, but the Tampa Bay Rays are happy with his progress. So much so that they agreed to a new contract for two seasons on Friday.

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The 29-year-old pitcher is expected to earn $30.35 million for the duration of the deal, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Of this amount, $25 million will wait for the 2024 season. Bonuses related to his position in the Cy-Young Trophy ballot could allow him to inflate his compensation a little more.

Glasnow is closing in on a return to action after undergoing Tommy John surgery on Aug. 4, 2021. He returned to practice on July 23, facing batters for the first time last Saturday.

Having recently revealed that he hopes to see action before the end of the campaign, he is now expected to travel to Durham, where he could see action for the Bulls, Rays’ AAA-level academy, a matter of get back in shape.

Glasnow hasn’t played since June 14, 2021, when his outing against the White Sox in Chicago was cut short to four innings due to injury. He was having an excellent season at that time, posting a 5-2 record, an ERA of 2.66 in 14 starts. He also struck out 123 batters in 88 innings.

Glasnow was acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2018. Since then, he has never been able to start more than 14 games in a season due to injuries, but also the shortened season in 2020.


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