Yoenis Cespedes sent a Mets employee out in his Lamborghini for waffles

Associated Press

We’ve talked about Yoenis Cespedes‘ fun cars the past few days. But he doesn’t just show up and let people take pictures of his wheels. He lets lowly team employees go for a ride in them.

Well, I suppose you could spin it that way. You could also say that he uses his car as an incentive to have team employees go run errands that, taken by themselves, amount to diva demands. As Marc Carig of Newsday reports today, he had a Mets staffer take his nearly half a million dollar Lamborghini out today to get him some round waffles for breakfast. Because the waffles at the Mets facility were square and those are bad luck. Or something.

I guess that’s better than having the staffer take his own Corolla or whatever out to get the waffles. If he had asked that of me I’d have been tempted to use a coffee can or something to cut the square waffles into circles. Gas is cheaper now, but it’s still not free.


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.