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Breaking News: Dodgers place Tyler Glasnow on the injured list

According to multiple reports from Philadelphia on Tuesday, the Dodgers placed right-handed pitcher Tyler Glasnow on the injured list with a back injury.

Glasnow, the Dodgers’ Opening Day starter, has been the rare constant in a Dodgers rotation plagued by injuries all season. In 18 starts this season, he has an 8-5 record with a 3.47 ERA.

Although he has been perfectly healthy this year, this is the exception to the rule in his career. The 30-year-old has never pitched more than 155.1 innings in his professional season, and that was in 2017.

With Glasnow placed on the injured list retroactively to July 6, the Dodgers have recalled right-handed pitcher Michael Petersen from Triple-A.

Petersen, 31, returns to the club for his second stint after making six appearances, including his major league debut with the Dodgers on June 18. In his first major league appearance, he went 2-0 with a 4.66 ERA in 9.1 innings. He has appeared in 23 games for Oklahoma City, posting a perfect 2-0 record with a 1.61 ERA.

The former Riverside Community College standout pitcher spent eight seasons in the minor leagues, throwing 263 innings in 167 games (18 starts) with a record of 10-11 and a 4.04 ERA before being selected for the first time on June 16. He was originally selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 17th round of the 2015 First Year Player Draft.

Glasnow was nominated to the All-Star Game for the first time in his career on Sunday afternoon. His 143 strikeouts lead the major leagues and are the most strikeouts before the All-Star Game in Dodger history since Clayton Kershaw struck out 159 batters in 2017. His 11.81 strikeouts per nine innings are second-best in the major leagues behind Garret Crochet.

Glasnow is the Dodgers’ all-time leader in innings pitched, strikeouts, starts and WHIP (0.93). The Southern California native is in his ninth MLB season and has a 38-32 record with a 3.82 ERA and 821 strikeouts in 638.2 innings for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Tampa Bay Rays and Dodgers.

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