Tom Glavine’s wife Christine shares her husband’s reaction to Hall of Fame induction call

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Tom Glavine was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday along with Greg Maddux and Frank Thomas. Here’s a reaction shot from the Twitter profile of Glavine’s wife, Christine:

Glavine went 305-203 with a 3.54 ERA and 2,607 strikeouts during his 22-year major league career.

He also posted a 3.30 ERA in 35 postseason starts, but you already knew that by looking at this picture.

Jonny Venters is back in the majors

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The Rays announced on Wednesday that the club purchased the contract of lefty reliever Jonny Venters from Triple-A Durham. The 33-year-old hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2012 due to a continuous battle with arm injuries. The Rays note that he has undergone two and a half Tommy John surgeries, which is a number that seems to be in dispute.

Venters signed a minor league contract with the Rays in December. With Durham so far this season, he gave up two runs (one earned) on four hits and five walks with six strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings.

Before the injuries, Venters was among the best relievers in 2010-11. In those two seasons, he posted a combined 1.89 ERA with 189 strikeouts and 82 walks in 171 innings.