Man sues Cubs, Major League Baseball after being blinded by a foul ball

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The Chicago Sun-Times reports that a man has sued Major League Baseball and the Chicago Cubs after going blind in his left eye as a result of being struck by a foul ball at a Cubs game back in August.

According to the lawsuit the fan, John “Jay” Loos, 60, was sitting in a “seat close to the field” at the Cubs’ August 29 game against the Pittsburgh Pirates when he was struck in the left eye by the foul ball. He says that he has since gone blind in the eye.

The Cubs were one of many teams who chose not to extend protective netting in the wake of Major League Baseball’s 2015 recommendation — not mandate, just recommendation — that clubs do so. They changed course, however, and said they would extend the netting in the wake of the September 20 incident when a two-year-old girl was struck in the face by a foul ball at Yankee Stadium. That decision came too late for Mr. Loos, however.

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.