Bronson Arroyo has a torn labrum, likely ending his career

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Nationals pitcher Bronson Arroyo was scratched from Wednesday’s Grapefruit League start due to shoulder soreness, which he had been experiencing since his previous start against the Marlins. The diagnosis isn’t good. Peter Gammons is reporting that Arroyo has an 80 percent tear of the labrum in his right shoulder. This is very likely the end of his playing days.

Arroyo, 39, missed the second half of the 2014 season and all of 2015 after undergoing Tommy John surgery. He signed with the Nationals at the end of January on a minor league contract, hoping to prolong his career.

If this is the end of the line for Arroyo, it was a successful 15-year career during which he won 145 games, compiled a 4.19 ERA, and struck out 1,526 batters over 2,364 2/3 innings. He pitched at least 199 innings in nine consecutive seasons from 2005-13.

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.