Padres designate Rymer Liriano for assignment

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The Padres made the Alexei Ramirez signing official on Friday. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, the club designated outfielder Rymer Liriano for assignment. Liriano was considered one of baseball’s 100-best prospects heading into the 2012 and ’13 seasons. As Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune notes, Liriano is out of minor league options.

Liriano, 24, spent the entire 2015 season with Triple-A El Paso, where he hit .292/.383/.460 with 14 home runs, 64 RBI, and 18 stolen bases in 549 plate appearances. The numbers are flashy, but the Pacific Coast League is hitter-friendly, which helped Liriano’s numbers a bit.

Liriano made his major league debut in 2014 with the Padres. He put up a .555 OPS in 121 trips to the plate.

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.