Tyler Glasnow to be shut down three weeks with flexor inflammation
Tyler Glasnow’s absence from the Tampa Bay Rays will continue.
Glasnow has been out since May 10 after leaving a start against the Yankees due to right forearm tightness. He was originally diagnosed with a strain and expected to miss 4-6 weeks.
Glasnow began a throwing program earlier this month and had progressed to throwing bullpens, but he suffered a setback recently and underwent an MRI. The MRI revealed flexor inflammation, which has led to the young pitcher being shut down three weeks.
#Rays Tyler Glasnow underwent MRI yesterday that revealed right flexor inflammation. He will be shut down from throwing for 3 weeks, then be re-evaluated.
— Josh Tolentino (@JCTSports) June 25, 2019
Glasnow’s continued absence is a major blow for the Rays. Acquired by the Rays in the Chris Archer trade, Glasnow found his top form this season and was 6-0 with an MLB-best 1.47 ERA at the time of his injury.