Corey Dickerson done for season due to fractured left foot

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The Phillies announced on Tuesday that outfielder Corey Dickerson‘s season is over due to a fractured left foot. He has been placed on the 60-day injured list. In a related roster move, reliever Edubray Ramos has been activated from the 60-day IL.

Dickerson, 30, appeared to suffer the foot injury getting out of the batter’s box on a single hit against the Reds in the fifth inning of a September 4 game. He was in the lineup every day after that until September 11, when he appeared to exacerbate the injury running out a ground ball hit in the seventh inning against the Braves. He hadn’t played since then.

Dickerson was a great pickup for the Phillies, acquiring him from the Pirates ahead of the July 31 trade deadline. In 137 plate appearances with the Phillies, he hit .293/.307/.579 with eight home runs and 34 RBI. Overall, Dickerson ends 2019 batting .304/.341/.565 with 12 homers and 59 RBI in 279 PA.

Following the conclusion of the playoffs, Dickerson will become eligible for free agency. One wonders if the Phillies will try to keep him in town, especially with the uncertainty around Andrew McCutchen (injury) and Odúbel Herrera (domestic violence incident). The club will have Jay Bruce returning for the final year of his contract next year, but he has also not been a picture of perfect health.

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.