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.

  • 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.

    • The reality of extended Spring Training is that players don’t “hang out” there. They’re either in the training room (which is off-limits to media), they’re playing, or they’re just not there. It’s not like guys who are actually in extended Spring Training, who are required to be there.

      When I got an update on Taillon, I had to wait around for him all day for two days, not even knowing if he was there either day. I did that because I knew there was going to be an update of some sort after his second opinion, even though the update ended up being “No comment”.

      But it makes no sense to do this with guys like Glasnow, since he’s still on pace with his rehab. If it was beyond the original timeline, and/or I didn’t see him listed on the pitching schedule on a routine basis, then I’d look for an update. But everything has been exactly the same with him, and the only thing I’d be doing with an update is repeating the original article. And if I did this with every player, trying to hunt them down to get an “update” every week, then I’d have no time for any of the other articles on the site.

      So if there is an actual update, I’ll always report it. And if there’s reason to believe that there is an actual update, I’ll seek that out. I might consider a weekly injury update article, but the truth is that this article is just going to repeat every single week for most players. “Tyler Glasnow is building up his innings and is still on pace to return after the second week of the Bradenton season.” “There is still no timeline set for Barrett Barnes and Harold Ramirez to return.” Etc.

  • BuccosFanStuckinMD
    April 14, 2014 6:36 pm

    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?

    • Wood is recovering from a sports hernia. He’s rehabbing and is expected to join Bradenton when he returns. I’m not sure when that will be.

      • BuccosFanStuckinMD
        April 15, 2014 8:33 am

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

  • BuccosFanStuckinMD
    April 14, 2014 6:35 pm

    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.

  • CalipariFan506
    April 14, 2014 1:50 pm

    Barnes is pretty much a lost cause at this point.