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Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow signs extension through 2024

May 21, 2021; Dunedin, Florida, CAN; Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow (20) throws a pitch in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at TD Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Tyler Glasnow signed a contract extension through the 2024 season, the Rays announced Friday.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, Glasnow will receive a franchise-record $25 million in 2024. He will make $5.35 million next season.

Glasnow was set to be a free agent after the 2023 campaign.

Glasnow, 29, underwent Tommy John surgery last August to repair the partially torn ulnar collateral ligament and flexor strain in his right arm. He began throwing from the bullpen on July 23 and progressed to tossing live batting practice last Friday.

“I think it’s like easy to be very optimistic,” Glasnow said Tuesday of his recovery, per ESPN. “I felt really good, my velo was good, execution was good, but again, if I’m not comfortable and I don’t feel like 100 percent and ready to go, then I’m not. I’m not going to push it.

“It’s going to be the hardest thing for me to come to the decision. I really do want to come back. I want to help the team, especially the position we’re in, but I’m not going to jeopardize the rest of my career.”

Glasnow, the 2021 Opening Day starter for the Rays, went 5-2 with a 2.66 ERA in 14 starts last season. He struck out 123 and allowed just 55 hits in 88 innings.

Overall, Glasnow is 20-20 with a 4.04 ERA in 104 career appearances (65 starts) with the Pittsburgh Pirates (2016-18) and Rays.

–Field Level Media