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Rays News: Tyler Glasnow Leaves Start with Troubling Injury

Adam Taylor McKillop
Tampa Bay Rays ace Tyler Glasnow left Monday night's start early with a troubling elbow injury.
Tampa Bay Rays ace Tyler Glasnow left Monday night's start early with a troubling elbow injury. / Elsa/Getty Images

It seems like everything has been going right for the Tampa Bay Rays during the 2021 MLB season. Fresh off a World Series appearance last year, Tampa Bay is back at the top of the American League with an MLB-leading 43-24 overall record.

Tampa Bay traveled to Chicago to take on the White Sox in a matchup featuring the two best teams in the AL, and all of baseball. While Tampa Bay walked away with a solid 5-2 victory on Monday night, the win came with a bit of worrisome news as ace Tyler Glasnow exited the game after just 4.0 innings with a potentially troublesome elbow injury.

Tyler Glasnow Injury News

After getting removed early from the game, the Rays are officially calling the injury "elbow inflammation." No decision has been made on Glasnow heading to the injured list yet, but he revealed feeling "a little tug" in his elbow after the game. The 27-year-old ace will undergo an MRI on Tuesday.

While the Rays await further information on Glasnow's potential injury, it should be noted how worrisome elbow injuries are for pitchers. Not to get ahead of the situation, but Tommy John surgery is always a scary option when dealing with pitchers and elbow injuries.

Tampa Bay relies on Glasnow as the staff's clear-cut ace. He's pitched to a 2.66 ERA in his MLB-leading 14 starts this season while striking out 123 batters in just 88.0 innings (12.6 strikeouts per nine). Right now, the Rays own the sixth-best odds (+1400) to take home the 2021 World Series, according to the latest MLB odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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