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Breaking: Dodgers Place Tyler Glasnow on Injured List

The Dodgers are placing ace right-handed pitcher Tyler Glasnow on the injured list with a back injury, according to multiple reports Tuesday out of Philadelphia.

The Dodgers’ opening day starter, Glasnow had been the rare constant in a Dodgers rotation beset all season long by injuries. In 18 starts this season, he’s gone 8-5 with a 3.47 ERA.

Although he was a bastion of health this year, this is the exception to the rule in his career. The 30-year-old had never pitched more than 155.1 innings in a professional season in his career, and that was in 2017.

With Glasnow going on IL retroactive to July 6, the Dodgers recalled right-handed pitcher Michael Petersen from Triple-A.

Petersen, 31, returns for his second stint with the club after making six appearances, including his Major League debut on June 18 with the Dodgers. He went 2-0 with a 4.66 ERA in 9.1 innings in his first Major League stint. He has appeared in 23 games for the Oklahoma City with a perfect 2-0 record and a 1.61 ERA.

The former Riverside Community College standout pitched in the minor leagues for eight seasons, tossing 263 innings in 167 games (18 starts) with a 10-11 record and 4.04 ERA before being selected for the first time on June 16. He was originally drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 17th round of the 2015 First Year Player Draft.

Glasnow was selected to his first career All-Star Game on Sunday afternoon. His 143 strikeouts lead the Major Leagues and are the most strikeouts prior to the All-Star Game in Dodger history since Clayton Kershaw fanned 159 batters in 2017. His 11.81 strikeout per nine innings rank second in the Major Leagues behind Garret Crochet.

Glasnow leads the Dodgers in innings pitched, strikeouts, starts and WHIP (0.93). The Southern California native is in his ninth MLB season, and is 38-32 with a 3.82 ERA and 821 strikeouts in 638.2 innings for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Tampa Bay Rays and Dodgers.

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JP Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra writes and edits Major League Baseball content for and is the author of 'The 50 Greatest Dodger Games Of All Time.' He once recorded a keyboard solo on the same album as two of the original Doors. Follow at


  1. How in the hell does this team have so many pitcher injuries year after year? Sandy Koufax pitched his entire career with arthritis in his pitching arm, and he did not sit out for months or years at a time. Today’s players are soft and coddled to the max.

    1. I have had the same question. And it’s not just the Dodgers, other teams have the same issue, it just seems worse for us, because we see it every year. It has something to do with the intensity of the pitching and the emphasis on rotation and fancy new pitches. MLB needs to do a major investigation of this trend. There have only been something like 14 complete games in all of MLB this year. And every team has pitchers on the IL. It really takes away a lot from the game and fan experience.

  2. They need to sign Trevor Bauer. He’s waiting, ready to go. He said he would take league minimum with incentives. Low risk, High reward. We need reinforcements. The kids can only do so much.

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