UPDATE: Anthony Bosch sentenced to four years in prison

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UPDATE: Bosch was just sentenced to 48 months in federal prison. If he gets any time off for good behavior, he may be out in time for A-Rod’s contract to expire in October 2017.

The four years he received is not a deviation from the sentencing guidelines, which means that MLB’s letter vouching for Bosch really didn’t do much, one presumes.

9:21 AM: Happy Anthony Bosch Sentencing Day!

Today the owner of Biogenesis will be sentenced following his October guilty plea to a charge of conspiracy to distribute testosterone. The sentencing guidelines call for three to four years — the maximum is ten years — but he has been cooperating with prosecutors and has had MLB put in a good word for him so there’s a decent chance he gets some leniency.

Despite the fact that Bosch was, by all accounts, at the top of this distribution chain that put PEDs in the hands of high school kids, he has served as a key witness against others and will continue to do so in upcoming trials of Biogenesis figures who did not plead out or properly position themselves in the whole affair.

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.