The Tampa Bay Rays received bad news on several of their injured players with Tyler Glasnow getting shutdown and both Diego Castillo and Daniel Robertson being sidelined for some time as well.
Glasnow’s injury update was the most frustrating news to receiving as he has been having a Cy Young caliber season prior to going down with his injury. Glasnow had been nearing his return and was nearly ready to start rehab games before feeling discomfort during a bullpen session on Sunday. He has been diagnosed with a forearm inflammation, pushing his time to return back, by at least six weeks. In a best case scenario, the Rays are looking at a late August return.
Daniel Robertson meanwhile, underwent right knee surgery on Monday and has been given a 4-6 week timetable to return. After an breakout campaign in 2018 was halted by a thumb injury, 2019 has been a disappointment for Robertson as he has hit just .202/.311/.281 with 2 HR over 206 plate appearances, accruing -0.3 fWAR.
Lastly, Diego Castillo is dealing with a right shoulder impingement that will keep him out for at least two weeks. At the beginning of the year, Castillo was among the most dominating relievers in baseball, but as of late, he has been struggling mightily in the backend of the Rays bullpen, leading to multiple late-inning losses for Tampa Bay in the last week. He is expected to return sometime after the All-Star break.