Giancarlo Stanton has a sore knee

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There have been a host of minor aches and pains reported around baseball today. Outside of Jhonny Peralta, they’re all minor or, at least for now, are being characterized as such. As we noted this morning, take all of these reports with a grain of salt. Players will come back when they come back, they’ll be fine or they won’t be and the stuff said about it at the time of injury is to be discounted.

One minor ache and pain worth watching, I think, is Giancarlo Stanton‘s. Stanton didn’t make the Marlins’ trip to Viera to play the Nationals due to soreness in right knee.

The Marlins said that holding him back was just a precaution. And, of course, established veterans often don’t make road trips in the spring. But it is worth noting that the sore knee is the same one he had surgery on for bone chips back in 2012. The sort of thing that, even if it’s nothing now, you file away for later.

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.