Tyler Glasnow is expected to get a few starts for the Pittsburgh Pirates in September once rosters expand, writes Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Post-Gazette.
Glasnow had a 7.45 ERA and 1.91 WHIP in 12 starts for the Pirates before being demoted to the minor leagues in mid-June. The right-hander has found his groove at Triple-A Indianapolis with a 2.06 ERA and 0.95 WHIP in 14 outings.
Glasnow, 24, “likely will receive a few starts to gauge the progress he made in three months,” writes Nesbitt.
While you can never have enough pitching, the Pirates have the pleasant problem of what to do with a healthy number of well-regarded pitching prospects. Nesbitt adds that the Bucs’ five current starters -- Gerrit Cole, Ivan Nova, Jameson Taillon, Chad Kuhl and Trevor Williams -- are all under club control through 2019. Cole was mentioned as possible trade bait this season, and, given the surplus, those rumors could surface again this winter.
-- Doug Mittler