Brewers expected to trade Khris Davis by the July trade deadline

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The free agent market for outfielders remains flush, as Alex Gordon, Justin Upton, Yoenis Cespedes, and Dexter Fowler notably haven’t signed with a club yet. As a result, the Brewers may find it difficult to move Davis this offseason, particularly if they want to get a decent return. Jon Morosi of FOX Sports suggests the Brewers are likely to move him by the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

Davis, 28, has emerged as a legitimate power-hitting corner outfielder, blasting 60 home runs in 1,142 plate appearances since making his debut in 2013. Only 15 other players have hit 60-plus homers in that span of time and Davis has accrued the fewest PA among them. This past season, he hit .247/.323/.505 with 27 home runs and 66 RBI in 440 trips to the plate.

Davis will be eligible for arbitration between 2017-19 after which he can become a free agent.

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.