Giancarlo Stanton back in USA’s lineup vs. Puerto Rico

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Below you’ll find the starting lineups for Tuesday night’s second-round World Baseball Classic game between Team USA and Team Puerto Rico at Marlins Park in Miami. First pitch is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. ET.

   TEAM USA                       TEAM PUERTO RICO
1. Jimmy Rollins, SS            1. Angel Pagan, CF
2. Brandon Phillips, 2B         2. Irving Falu, 2B
3. Ryan Braun, LF               3. Alex Rios, RF
4. Joe Mauer, C                 4. Carlos Beltran, DH
5. David Wright, 3B             5. Yadier Molina, C
6. Eric Hosmer, 1B              6. Mike Aviles, SS
7. Adam Jones, CF               7. Martin Maldonado, 1B
8. Giancarlo Stanton, RF        8. Andy Gonzalez, 3B
9. Ben Zobrist, DH              9. Eddie Rosario, LF

SP Gio Gonzalez, LH             SP Mario Santiago, RH

Stanton is back in action after being left out of Sunday evening’s 9-4 victory over Team Canada.

Santiago, Puerto Rico’s starting pitcher for this one, had a 5.70 ERA and 1.63 WHIP in 47 1/3 innings with the Royals’ Triple-A affiliate in 2011. The 28-year-old right-hander did not pitch in MLB-affiliated ball in 2012.

Tyler Glasnow scheduled to rejoin Rays’ rotation

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Tyler Glasnow is scheduled to rejoin the rotation at Cleveland after missing nearly 14 months because of Tommy John surgery.

The Rays’ Opening Day starter last year hasn’t pitched this season after undergoing the procedure on Aug. 4, 2021.

“I think we’re pretty confident he’ll be starting for us,” Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said before the game with Toronto. “This is the first time he’s thrown pain-free in quite some time, so he’s encouraged by it.”

The 6-foot-8 right-hander went 5-2 with a 2.66 ERA in 14 starts last year and is a key addition as the Rays near a wild-card spot.

“Compared to the past, like, three years it feels way better as far as postday and the week leading into starts and stuff,” Glasnow said. “It’s good to have an UCL, you know.”

Cash said Glasnow will throw around 45 pitches in his initial outing, which should allow him to go two or three innings.

“Two innings of Glasnow is still a huge plus for our team,” Cash said. “Like to get three innings. If we do, great. If we don’t, that’s fine, too.”

Glasnow allowed one run, one hit, four walks and had 14 strikeouts over seven innings in four starts with Triple-A Durham.

“I’m really excited,” Glasnow said. “I’m approaching it like normal, staying on routine. Feels normal.”

Glasnow signed a two-year, $30.35 million contract that will delay the start of his free agency by one year last month. He’s making $5.1 million this year and will get $5.35 million next season and $25 million in 2024, which is the first year he would have been eligible for free agency.