Nine-year-old bat boy dies after being struck by a bat in a college summer league game

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This is horrifying. Kaiser Carlile, a nine-year-old boy who served at the bat boy for the Liberal, Kansas Bee Jays of the Jayhawk Collegiate League, died following injuries sustained after being hit by a bat swung by an on-deck batter during a game.

Carlile was retrieving a bat and was running past the on-deck circle following an out. He was wearing a helmet. Local reports say that Carlile was immediately tended to by the home plate umpire, who is a paramedic, and from EMTs who were already on site due to another, unrelated call at the stadium. It was a freak accident and, based on how quickly he was tended to, it seems like nothing could be done.

There has been an outpouring of support from the players, the league and the community in the wake of this awful tragedy.

Just horrible.

 

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.