Rays extend Glasnow through 2024

Posted: 27/08/2022 in MLB
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Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow signed a contract extension that will keep the right-hander with the franchise through the 2024 campaign.

The deal will pay Glasnow $25 million in 2024 and $5.35 million next season, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan.

Glasnow was scheduled to become eligible for free agency following the 2023 season.

The 29-year-old underwent Tommy John surgery last year and hasn’t appeared in a game since June 14, 2021.

“It seems to be like such a good partnership,” Glasnow said Friday. “I’m glad I can just sit here and talk about it. This is such an awesome opportunity in a place I really want to be. I don’t want to leave yet, I’m not ready to go. I’m exactly where I want to be.”

The Rays are hopeful Glasnow can return to the mound at some point this season. He started throwing to hitters in the last week and a person who witnessed a recent session described Glasnow’s stuff to Passan as “absolutely gross.”

Tampa acquired Glasnow from the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2018 alongside Austin Meadows and Shane Baz in a lopsided deal for right-hander Chris Archer.

Glasnow owns a lifetime 20-20 record with a 4.04 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and 506 strikeouts in 403 innings.

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