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Chicago White Sox: Tampa Bay Rays announce bad news while in town

ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - JUNE 08: Tyler Glasnow #20 of the Tampa Bay Rays throws a pitch during the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Tropicana Field on June 08, 2021 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)
ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - JUNE 08: Tyler Glasnow #20 of the Tampa Bay Rays throws a pitch during the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Tropicana Field on June 08, 2021 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images) /
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Monday night was supposed to be a brilliant pitching performance from both the Tampa Bay Rays and the Chicago White Sox. It sort of was, but it led to some bad news from the Rays organization while they are in town. We all know about how their ace, Tyler Glasnow, left the game a little early yesterday. He had elbow tightness which is always something that worries everyone involved when they hear it.

The Chicago White Sox and Tampa Bay Rays are in the middle of a tough series.

Well, some of the worries came out on Tuesday afternoon as the Rays confirmed that Glasnow has a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament and a flexor tendon strain. They are going to try and rehab it and avoid seeing him get Tommy John surgery which is good news but it is bad news that he is going to be out for a while. He is only on the 10-day IL and a timeline for his return will be determined after further medical evaluation.

This is tough news for baseball fans around the world. We may be White Sox fans but it is a huge blow to the game because he is an electric pitcher. It is a shame that it happened while here in Chicago but it did. When a player of that caliber goes down, it is tough to see no matter what jersey they wear. We can only hope that he returns as good as new.

It is also coming out that Glasnow is very displeased with the new rules being put in place by Major League Baseball. They are looking at sunscreen and rosin as the same as Spider Tack which means pitchers can’t use it. It is a rule that is being implemented in the middle of the season without much warning. They didn’t have a whole offseason to adjust.

The reason this is important is that Glasnow believes that this is the reason he got hurt. He had to grip the baseball differently which forced extra pressure on his arm and elbow. It isn’t a good time for the MLB right now as this is going to be outspoken about by more than just Tyler Glasnow. He believes his chance to win a Cy Young, be an All-Star, and perhaps more than that is out the window.

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It is a shame that this happened, especially being in Chicago against the White Sox. These two teams still have plenty of games left against each other and we can only hope that Glasnow is a part of it. If they meet in the playoffs, it sounds like it is his goal to be there.

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