Tyler Glasnow, one of the Rays’ starters, sustained an oblique injury while throwing to hitters on Monday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney World.
Results of Glasnow’s MRI on Tuesday revealed a Grade 2 left oblique strain. The Rays said his timeline to return game action is six to eight weeks, which means he will miss the start of the season, with opening day on March 30.
The Rays are banking on the strength and depth of their starting pitching this season. Yonny Chirinos and Luis Patino would appear the top candidates to replace Glasnow in the rotation.
Glasnow was throwing his second live batting practice session of the spring Monday when he stopped after about six pitches and left the mound with an athletic trainer.
The 29-year-old returned to action at the end of last season after undergoing Tommy John elbow surgery and installation of a brace following a June 2021 injury.
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