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Glasnow Will Have Tommy John Surgery This Week

photo: Will Vragovic/Tampa Bay Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays have announced that Opening Day starter Tyler Glasnow will undergo Tommy John surgery Wednesday to repair his partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

Glasnow suffered the injury June 14 in Chicago against the White Sox, and after an initial course of action that involved rest and rehab, a bullpen session on Friday under the supervision of Dr. Keith Meister in Arlington, Texas did not go as expected, and the recommendation was for him to undergo the surgical procedure.

The surgery will end Glasnow’s 2021 season, and will likely cause him to miss a large portion, if not the entirety, of the 2022 campaign.

Glasnow, who turns 28 at the end of August, finishes the year 5-2 with a 2.66 earned run average and 123 strikeouts in 88 innings.

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Steve Carney is the founder and publisher of St. Pete Nine. One of the people most associated with baseball coverage in Tampa Bay, he spent 13 seasons covering the Rays for flagship radio station WDAE, first as producer of Rays Radio broadcasts, then as beat reporter beginning in 2011. He likes new analytics and aged bourbon, and is the owner of one of the ugliest knuckleballs ever witnessed by baseball scouts.

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