UPDATE: Rays trade Wilson Ramos to the Phillies


UPDATE: Passan now reports that Wilson Ramos has, in fact, been traded to Philadelphia. Joel Sherman of the New York Post says the return will be a player to be named later.

1:24 PM: Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Phillies are “deep into talks” with the Rays about a Wilson Ramos trade.

Ramos, who made the All-Star team, is having a fine year, hitting .297/.346/.488 with 14 homers. While he’s on the disabled list at the moment, he’s due off in about a week. When he returns he will represent a significant upgrade to the Phillies’ catching tandem of Jorge Alfaro and Andrew Knapp. It would also deprive the Washington Nationals of a reunion with Ramos and the upgrade at catcher they’ve been long-rumored to be seeking.

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.