Rays’ Tyler Glasnow cleared to resume minor league rehab outings

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Tampa Bay Rays left-hander Tyler Glasnow was cleared to make his next minor league injury rehabilitation appearance in his return from an oblique injury, a day after a start was cut short by left side tightness.

Glasnow was hurt while throwing batting practice at spring training on Feb. 27. He threw 46 pitches for Triple-A Durham at Norfolk in the 29-year-old’s first rehab appearance, allowing two hits over 2 1/3 scoreless innings with four strikeouts and two walks.

He was to have thrown about four innings or 60 pitches at Charlotte but left after one scoreless inning and 11 pitches. Glasnow was checked by a doctor.

“He’s in a good spot,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said before a series opener at the New York Yankees. “Everything looked out clean.”

Cash said Glasnow probably will make his next minor league start, perhaps of three innings, and then have at least one more minor league appearance.

Glasnow returned to the mound for Rays with a pair of outings Sept. 28 and Oct. 3 following Tommy John surgery on Aug. 4, 2021, with Texas Rangers physician Dr. Keith Meister.

Stanton, Donaldson, Kahnle activated by Yankees ahead of Dodgers series

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LOS ANGELES — Giancarlo Stanton, Josh Donaldson, and Tommy Kahnle were activated by the New York Yankees ahead of their weekend series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

New York cleared three roster spots after a 1-0 loss at Seattle, optioning infielder-outfielders Oswaldo Cabrera and Franchy Cordero to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre along with left-hander Matt Krook.

Stanton, Donaldson and Kahnle all played in a rehab game for Double-A Somerset. Stanton was hitless in three at-bats in his first appearance since injuring his left hamstring on April 15.

Donaldson went 1 for 4 in his fourth rehab game as he comes back from a strained right hamstring originally sustained on April 5.

Kahnle pitched one inning, giving up one run and one hit and walking two. He has been out since spring training with right biceps tendinitis.

Aaron Boone said he wasn’t concerned about Stanton returning after playing in just one rehab game. He did say that Stanton likely will be a designated hitter for a couple of weeks after rejoining the Yankees.

New York is missing centerfielder Harrison Bader, who strained his right hamstring against the Mariners and went on the injured list the next day.

Left-hander Carlos Rodón, sidelined since spring training by a sore left forearm and an ailing back, was transferred to the 60-day injured list.