Yolmer Sanchez won his arbitration case

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White Sox infielder Yolmer Sanchez won his arbitration case today. He’ll receive a $2.35 million salary for the 2018 season. Chicago’s front office filed at $2.1 million, so they went to the mattresses, hiring attorneys and everything, over a couple hundred grand.

Whatever, it’s their money.

Sanchez, 25, hit .267/.319/.413 with 12 home runs and eight stolen bases in 141 games last season. He’s a Super Two qualifier, which means that he gets four rounds of arbitration instead of the usual three, so he’ll either go through this process three more times, sign a long term deal to avoid the process or, at some point, get non-tendered by the Chisox and become a free agent. Guess it all depends on whether he maintains the strong step forward he took in 2017 or regresses to the meh numbers he showed in his first few seasons in the bigs.

Good luck in 2018, Yolmer.

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.