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- Tampa Bay Rays ace Tyler Glasnow will again miss time; he felt an oblique tweak during a bullpen session, and will miss 6-to-8 weeks minimum -- though you and I both know that nursing an oblique back to health can be among the trickiest baseball injury propositions. With Glasnow starting the year on the IL, expect the Rays to replace him with eight previously-unseen guys who are just as good.
- The Los Angeles Dodgers need a new starting shortstop after Gavin Lux's accident on the base paths Monday resulted in a torn ACL and LCL. He's out for the season, which would've been his first in the spotlight at the position. Isiah Kiner-Falefa on Line One? Oh, man, they hung up. Quick, Isiah, disguise your voice and call back.
- Now, let's move on from the "Spring Training Injuries" portion of the program to the "Spring Training Freak Injuries" portion. Padres ace Joe Musgrove suffered a broken toe due to a workout accident, and knowing exactly what that accident probably was, that sounds extremely horrific. Right behind a snapped resistance band to the eyeball, it's hard to envision a more painful twist of fate in the weight room.
- The Orioles and Pirates played an extra, unnecessary bottom of the ninth inning on Tuesday despite the home team being in the lead. The umpires left the field and refused to participate, leading immediately into -- you guessed it -- The Purge.