The Los Angeles Dodgers have sidelined All-Star pitcher Tyler Glasnow due to back tightness, placing him on the injured list

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Tyler Glasnow pitches in the game

The Los Angeles Dodgers placed All-Star right-handed pitcher Tyler Glasnow on the 15-day injured list due to back tightness, starting from July 6.

Glasnow, aged 30, holds an 8-5 record with a 3.47 ERA in his debut season with the Dodgers, following his acquisition in a trade with Tampa Bay last December. He signed a lucrative $136.5 million, five-year contract as part of the trade that brought him back to Southern California.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts explained before Tuesday’s game in Philadelphia that Glasnow experienced back discomfort while playing catch over the weekend. Roberts anticipates Glasnow returning sometime after the All-Star break.

Glasnow leads MLB with 143 strikeouts, the highest total for a Dodgers pitcher before the All-Star Game since Clayton Kershaw struck out 159 in 2017. His strikeout rate of 11.81 per nine innings ranks second-best in baseball.

Tyler Glasnow pitches in the 1st inning

Hunter Greene of the Cincinnati Reds was named as a replacement to the NL All-Star team due to an injury. Greene, boasting a fastball that reaches the upper 90s and complemented by a sharp curveball and slider, holds a 5-4 record with a 3.45 ERA.

Despite his impressive pitching arsenal, Glasnow has faced challenges with injuries. He underwent Tommy John surgery on August 4, 2021, and missed the start of last season due to a strained left oblique. Nonetheless, he achieved career highs with 162 strikeouts, 120 innings pitched, and 21 starts.

Following Glasnow’s placement on the injured list, the Dodgers’ All-Star contingent includes catcher Will Smith, first baseman Freddie Freeman, outfielder Teoscar Hern√°ndez, and injured shortstop Mookie Betts, who joined starting designated hitter Shohei Ohtani on the NL roster.

To fill the roster spot, the Dodgers recalled right-handed pitcher Michael Petersen from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

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