The Mariners and shortstop Jean Segura have agreed to a five-year extension, the team announced Wednesday. The deal is worth $70 million, according to multiple reports.
The result: Glover blew a save opportunity in the ninth inning against the Rangers, and after the game (the Nats lost 6-3 in 11 innings) he was in pain.
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I was taking a shower, bent over to get my body wash, stood up and had a little kink, Glover told reporters afterward (via The Washington Post). With some issues I’ve had lately, I kind of pushed myself.
Glover entered in the ninth inning with a 3-1 lead but the Rangers collected three hits and a walk to tie the score and knock Glover out of the game. Afterward, Glover said he regretted trying to pitch through the back problem.
I didn’t want to take a day off. I’ve had three days off already, so I pushed the limits today, tried to pitch through it, he said. And it’s one of them things where it was out of my control and I should have said something early. I didn’t and now my back’s in pretty bad shape.
Glover said he doesn’t know if he’ll need a trip to the DL because of the issue.
The 24-year-old pitcher has eight saves this season, but a 5.12 ERA.
In October, Mazzone will have been out of baseball for a decade, fired by the Orioles in 2007 after a disastrous two-year stint as pitching coach. Before this, Mazzone had a 16-year run as pitching coach of the Braves, developing hurlers such as Tom Glavine, John Smoltz and Steve Avery and taking others such as Greg Maddux to greater heights.
Much like Sain, the greatest coaching mind of his generation has been exiled. At 68, Mazzone’s chances of getting back in the game are slim, too.
But it’s not too late for the Baseball Hall of Fame to rediscover either man.
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