Tyler Allen Glasnow (born August 23, 1993) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has previously played in MLB for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Tampa Bay Rays. Glasnow made his MLB debut with the Pirates in 2016 and was traded to the Rays during the 2018 season.

Tyler Glasnow
Glasnow with the Altoona Curve in 2015
Los Angeles Dodgers – No. 31
Pitcher
Born: (1993-08-23) August 23, 1993 (age 30)
Newhall, California, U.S.
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 7, 2016, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
(through May 16, 2024)
Win–loss record36–29
Earned run average3.79
Strikeouts759
Teams

Early life edit

Glasnow was born on August 23, 1993, in Santa Clarita, California.[1] He came from an athletic family: his father Greg swam and played water polo, his mother Donna is a retired gymnast who went on to coach for Cal State Northridge, and his older brother Ted was a decathlete for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.[2] Greg and Donna have also served as hardwood retailers in the Santa Clarita Valley since 1979.[3] Glasnow attended William S. Hart High School in Santa Clarita, the alma mater of other Major League Baseball (MLB) pitchers James Shields, Trevor Bauer, and Mike Montgomery.[4]

Career edit

Early career edit

Glasnow attended William S. Hart High School in Santa Clarita, California.[5] He committed to play college baseball for the University of Portland. The Pittsburgh Pirates selected Glasnow in the fifth round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft.[6] Glasnow signed with the Pirates for a $600,000 signing bonus.[7]

Glasnow made his professional debut in 2012 for the Gulf Coast Pirates of the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League in 2012 where he went 0–3 with a 2.10 ERA in 11 games (ten starts), and also started one game for the State College Spikes of the Class A-Short Season New York–Penn League.[8] In 2013, he played for the West Virginia Power of the Class A South Atlantic League.[9] He started 24 games and finished the season with 9–3 record, a 2.18 ERA and 164 strikeouts in 111.1 innings.[10] His 164 strikeouts were the most in a single season in Power franchise history, surpassing Will Inman's 134 in 2006.[11]

Glasnow played for the Bradenton Marauders of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League in 2014.[12] In 23 starts for Bradenton, he compiled a 12–5 record and 1.74 ERA.[8] After beginning the 2015 season with the Altoona Curve of the Class AA Eastern League, he sprained his ankle on May 6 and made his return on June 19 with the West Virginia Black Bears of the New York–Penn League.[13] After two starts with West Virginia, Glasnow returned to Altoona. In late July, the Pirates promoted Glasnow to the Indianapolis Indians of the Class AAA International League.[14] The Pirates considered promoting Glasnow to the major leagues in 2015, but decided against it.[15] In 22 starts between the three clubs, Glasnow was 7–5 with a 2.39 ERA and 136 strikeouts in 109.1 innings.[8] After the 2015 season, the Pirates added Glasnow to their 40-man roster.[16] He began the 2016 season with Indianapolis and had a 1.87 ERA and 133 strikeouts in 110+23 innings pitched across 20 games started.[17]

Pittsburgh Pirates edit

The Pirates promoted Glasnow to make his major league debut on July 7, 2016.[18] He pitched 5+13 innings in his major league debut, giving up four runs on three hits and two walks. His first MLB strikeout was of Aledmys Díaz of the St. Louis Cardinals.[19] In his second start, he left the game after three innings with a shoulder injury.[20] He returned to the active roster in September as a relief pitcher[21] and did not start another game until September 25.[17] In 23+13 innings pitched for Pittsburgh in 2016, Glasnow was 0–2 with a 4.24 ERA.[22]

 
Glasnow with the Pirates in 2017

Glasnow began 2017 in Pittsburgh's starting rotation.[23] In his first start of 2017, he struggled with his command, giving up five runs on four hits and five walks in 1+23 innings pitched.[24] Glasnow was optioned to Indianapolis in June after compiling a 7.45 ERA and 1.91 WHIP over 12 starts.[25] He spent the remainder of the season with Indianapolis, where he was 9–2 with a 1.93 ERA over 15 starts,[26] before returning to Pittsburgh during September call-ups.[27] In 15 games for the Pirates, he compiled a 2–7 record, a 7.69 ERA, and a 2.012 WHIP.[28] During spring training in 2018, the Pirates decided that Glasnow would start the 2018 season as a relief pitcher[29] and he appeared in 34 games with a 4.34 ERA in 56 innings.[22]

Tampa Bay Rays edit

On July 31, 2018, Glasnow was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays, along with Austin Meadows and a player to be named later (Shane Baz) for Chris Archer.[30] He was immediately inserted into their starting rotation.[31] In his 11 starts with Tampa Bay, Glasnow posted an earned run average of 4.20, recording 64 strikeouts in 55+23 innings.[22]

After starting the 2019 season 5–0 with a 1.75 earned run average, Glasnow was named the American League Pitcher of the Month for April.[32] He strained his arm against the Yankees on May 10[33] which kept him on the injured list until September.[34] He returned to make four starts, none of them lasting more than five innings.[35] He finished the 2019 season with a 6–1 record and a 1.78 ERA in 60+23 innings.[22] Glasnow started two games in the American League Division Series against the Houston Astros, losing both of them.[36]

In the pandemic shortened 2020 season, Glasnow was 5–1 with a 4.08 ERA in 11 starts.[22] In the postseason, Glasnow started the clinching game in both the Wild Card round (Blue Jays)[37] and Division Series (Yankees).[38] In Game 5 of the ALDS, he started the game on two days' rest. This was the second straight year Glasnow started the fifth game of the ALDS for the Rays; both times he faced off against his former teammate Gerrit Cole. Glasnow became the second pitcher since 1980 to start a game on two days' rest.[39] He started two games of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, losing both games and allowing 10 earned runs in 9+13 innings.[40]

Glasnow began the 2021 season by making 14 starts, with a 5–2 record and 2.66 ERA.[22] However on June 15 he was diagnosed with partial tears in the ulnar collateral ligament and a flexor strain of his right elbow, which he blamed on him adjusting his routine as a result of recent MLB rule changes.[41] After an unsuccessful attempt to rehab the injury, it was revealed that he needed Tommy John surgery. This caused him to miss the rest of 2021 and most of 2022 as well.[42]

On August 22, 2022, the Rays and Glasnow agreed to a contract extension through the 2024 season, that would pay him $5.35 million in 2023 and $25 million in 2024.[43] On September 28, he was activated off the injured list made his 2022 season debut against the Cleveland Guardians that night, pitching three innings with three strikeouts while allowing one earned run.[44] After one more regular season start, Glasnow was named the starting pitcher for the Rays in Game 2 of the AL Wild Card Series between the Rays and the Guardians; he allowed two hits and recorded five strikeouts over five scoreless innings.[45]

On February 28, 2023, it was announced that Glasnow would miss the beginning of the 2023 season with a Grade 2 strain of his left oblique.[46] He rejoined the rotation on May 27[47] and made 21 starts in 2023, with a 10–7 record and 3.53 ERA.[22] He also started the first game of the Wild Card Series against the Texas Rangers, taking the loss while allowing three earned runs in five innings.[48]

Los Angeles Dodgers edit

On December 16, 2023, the Rays traded Glasnow and Manuel Margot to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for Ryan Pepiot and Jonny DeLuca. Additionally, Glasnow agreed to a five-year contract extension for $136.5 million, which also included both club and player options for the 2028 season.[49][50] Glasnow was selected to start for the Dodgers in the MLB Seoul Series opener against the San Diego Padres in South Korea.[51] On March 28, he picked up his first win as a Dodger against the St. Louis Cardinals.[52] On April 9, he threw seven scoreless innings and tied his career-high with 14 strikeouts against the Minnesota Twins.[53] He also became the first pitcher to strike out 14 or more batters in a game while throwing fewer than 90 pitches since they first tracked pitches in 1988.[54]

Personal life edit

A Southern California native, Glasnow grew up a Dodger fan. He used to attend Dodgers games as a kid with his friends and family. His favorite Dodgers were starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw, and outfielder Shawn Green.[55] Glasnow is a fan of hip hop music and has two music-themed tattoos. On the inside of his lower lip, he has the words "No Juice" tattooed, a reference to the song "No Juice" by Lil Boosie. He used to have a tattoo of the rap artist Ol' Dirty Bastard on the sole of his right foot, but the image has faded.[56] He is currently in a relationship with his girlfriend, Meghan Murphy, whom he met in 2021 at a Tampa Bay Rays game.[57]

See also edit

References edit

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