INDIANAPOLIS — His return is likely coming very soon.

Tyler Glasnow might have made his last start with Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday after being optioned on June 10.

In the second inning of his first start with Indianapolis this season, Glasnow switched to pitching solely out of the stretch. He’s dominated since that point, posting a 1.99 ERA in 13 starts and striking out 122 batters in 81.1 innings.

So, what’s the holdup in bringing him back to the major leagues?

Well, not his performance.

Sure, the talent level at Triple-A is not the same as in the major leagues. But Glasnow is in a better place mentally and physically. Glasnow has shown the ability to consistently attack the strike zone, putting together one good performance after another.

“He has a 1.99 ERA in 13 ...

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