Chase Utley’s hearing postponed to later in 2015, possibly spring

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Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley‘s hearing has been postponed to later in 2015 and possibly the spring. Utley had been suspended two playoff games for a takeout slide that resulted in a broken fibula for Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada. Utley appealed, but the Dodgers were knocked out of the playoffs.

Rosenthal notes that hearings must take place 14 days after a player files an appeal, but it can be postponed if both parties reach a mutual agreement. John McHale, CIO and vice president of administration for Major League Baseball, will oversee the hearing.

Utley, 37 in December, is eligible for free agency shortly after the post-season. He had a career-worst season in 2015, finishing with a composite .629 OPS in 423 plate appearances between the Phillies and Dodgers.

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.