The MLB manager family tree

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This is several days old but I’m just seeing it now. From ESPN, it’s the MLB manager tree.

As you’d suspect, it’s a trace-back of every current manager’s “roots,” based on who he played for or coached under. And it’s neat to see that every single current manager has a direct line back to Miller Huggins, Connie Mack or John McGraw. Even an oddball like Dan Jennings who never played or coached in the pros traces back to McGraw fairly directly.

Baseball is a family, they so often say. It’s a much smaller family than you realize, too. Which goes a long way toward explaining the conformity and lack of patience for crazy outsiders. Like my family and I’m sure like yours, crazy INSIDERS will be tolerated, however. But that’s because we’re all related and we understand.

Neat stuff.

(via BTF)

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.