Rays star Tyler Glasnow leaves start with forearm tightness
Tyler Glasnow gave the Tampa Bay Rays a scare on Friday when he exited his start early due to a possible injury that was later said to be forearm tightness.
Glasnow was facing the New York Yankees in the top of the sixth inning at Tropicana Field and had allowed two singles to start the inning. He then struck out Gleyber Torres with a big curveball. Something may have happened on the pitch because Glasnow was clenching and flexing his pitching arm and then motioned for someone in the dugout to come see him.
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The youngster exited the game and was relieved by Emilio Pagan.
The Rays later said Glasnow left with right forearm tightness and would be evaluated more on Saturday.
#Rays announce Tyler Glasnow left the game with right forearm tightness and will be evaluated further tomorrow.
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The Rays were leading 3-2 at the time Glasnow left, but his two runners ended up scoring to put the Yankees ahead and hurt his ERA.
Glasnow, who was acquired along with Austin Meadows in the Chris Archer trade last season, has been the best pitcher in MLB this season. He entered Friday’s game 6-0 with an MLB-best 1.47 ERA.