Tyler Glasnow will debut for the Pirates on Thursday

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The Pirates will call up pitching prospect Tyler Glasnow from Triple-A Indianapolis to start on Thursday afternoon against the Cardinals, ESPN’s Buster Olney reports. As Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review explains, the Pirates’ decision is influenced by starter Jon Niese‘s balky left knee. Niese has been bumped back to start on Sunday versus the Cubs.

Glasnow, 22, is considered the Pirates’ best prospect and eighth overall in baseball according to MLB Pipeline. The 6’8″ right-hander compiled a 7-2 record with a 1.78 ERA and a 113/52 K/BB ratio in 96 innings spanning 17 starts with Indianapolis.

Dodgers to retire Fernando Valenzuela’s No. 34 this summer

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LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers will retire the No. 34 jersey of pitcher Fernando Valenzuela during a three-day celebration this summer.

Valenzuela was part of two World Series champion teams, winning the 1981 Rookie of the Year and Cy Young awards. He was a six-time All-Star during his 11 seasons in Los Angeles from 1980-90.

He will be honored from Aug. 11-13 when the Dodgers host Colorado.

Valenzuela will join Pee Wee Reese, Tommy Lasorda, Duke Snider, Gil Hodges, Jim Gilliam, Don Sutton, Walter Alston, Sandy Koufax, Roy Campanella, Jackie Robinson and Don Drysdale with retired numbers.

“To be a part of the group that includes so many legends is a great honor,” Valenzuela said. “But also for the fans, the support they’ve given me as a player and working for the Dodgers, this is also for them.”