Cole Hamels needed eight stitches in his chin after tripping in his hotel room

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If you watched the player introductions before the 2016 All-Star Game or if you watched Rangers ace Cole Hamels‘ scoreless third inning, you might’ve noticed a bandage on his chin. The lefty tripped coming out of the bathroom in his hotel room at 5 AM, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

“Now I can sleep,” Hamels said.

It’s not as embarrassing as some of the other injuries baseball players have suffered. 12 years ago, Sammy Sosa injured his back sneezing. Mat Latos also suffered an injury the same way in 2010. Joel Zumaya injured himself playing Guitar Hero. Milton Bradley injured his ACL arguing with an umpire.

In his inning of work against the National League, Hamels allowed a single to Carlos Gonzalez and a double to Bryce Harper, but was able to get out unscathed by striking out Kris Bryant.

Hamels is an All-Star for the fourth time in his career. This season, he owns a 3.21 ERA and a 109/47 K/BB ratio in 112 innings.

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.