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Friday, December 9, 2022

Injury Updates: Tyler Glasnow, Harold Ramirez, Barrett Barnes

I don’t know if it’s due to all of the injuries this year, but I can’t remember a time while running this site when I’ve been swarmed by so many “is there an update on Player A?” questions. Generally, if you have to ask if there’s an update, that means there’s no update. That’s true even if a week or two has passed since the previous update. With that said, here are a few updates that aren’t really updates at all. Instead, this is just reporting that everything is the same with these players since the previous updates.

Tyler Glasnow

Nothing has really changed for Tyler Glasnow’s rehab since my last update on March 22nd. At that time, I reported that Glasnow would start getting stretched out for the season, and would miss about two weeks of action with Bradenton.

Today, Glasnow is making a start in extended Spring Training, on the road in Dunedin. I haven’t seen the last few starts from Glasnow, so I don’t know where he’s at with his pitch count or innings. By my estimates, this should be the final outing before he’s ready to join the Marauders. That would put him on pace to return by the end of the week, which is the end of that two week period.

Harold Ramirez and Barrett Barnes

A week ago today, Harold Ramirez and Barrett Barnes were placed on the West Virginia disabled list with leg injuries. I’ve confirmed that both were diagnosed with hamstring strains. Currently there is no timetable set for either player to return.

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Wouldn’t it be easier to say “Barrett Barnes sneezed this morning and, miraculously, did not fracture a rib”?


Tim-what it means is…… we want an update. We aren’t really asking if there is an update, we are saying, “hey, find out what’s going on with so and so please since you are in the know and since you live in bradenton where a lot of these injured players are still hanging out in extended spring training.


I’ll ask for the third time, since no one seems to either know the answer or has not seen my previous two posts with this question – anyone know the status of Eric Wood?


Thank you Tim – didn’t he also have major knee injury late last season?


Barnes just cannot stay healthy – the LeMarr Woodley of the Pirates system. Its a shame, because he appears to have some skills and God given athletic ability. Unless he comes back within a month, he may spend the entire year in WV – when he should be pushing to be in Altoona by now. Ramirez is very young, without a history of repeated injuries – so less of a concern with him.


Barnes is pretty much a lost cause at this point.

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