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Koda Glover | Relief Pitcher | #30

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/13/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Oklahoma State
Drafted: 2015 / Rd. 8 (0) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Koda Glover (shoulder) has been throwing up to 75 feet.
Glover is progressing but still has a ways to go in his recovery from right shoulder inflammation. The right-hander won't be eligible to return from the disabled list until late May. Apr 12 - 5:20 PM

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Nationals placed RHP Koda Glover on the 60-day disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis.

Glover was shut down at the start of camp and isn't close to returning to game action. He's now been ruled out through late May, at the earliest. The 24-year-old has plenty of talent if he can stay healthy.
Mar 27 - 3:27 PM

Koda Glover (shoulder) still hasn't started throwing.

Glover was shut down upon arriving to camp due to right shoulder inflammation and he hasn't put it behind him just yet. If this sounds familiar, it should. Glover went down with a sore shoulder last June and failed to make it back. Opening Day would appear in question right now.
Feb 27 - 10:07 AM

Koda Glover (shoulder) has yet to do anything throwing in Nationals camp.

Glover deal with shoulder (and back) issues last season and had a recent MRI that showed he still has some inflammation. "We’re going to give him some time," manager Dave Martinez said. Glover has the potential to be a shutdown reliever, but the injury issues are worrisome.
Feb 18 - 12:53 PM

Koda Glover (shoulder) said Saturday that he expects to begin throwing off of a mound by January.

The right-hander ascended to the Nationals' closer role during the 2017 season before shoulder and back issues cut his season short cut his season short in June. With Sean Doolittle, Ryan Madson and Brandon Kintzler now in the mix, Glover will have to battle for a setup role in the Nationals' bullpen.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 11:18:00 AM

Nationals activated RHP Koda Glover from the 60-day disabled list.

The 24-year-old hurler registered a 5.12 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 17/4 K/BB ratio actoss 19 1/3 frames with the Nationals before shoulder troubles got the best of him. He's expected to be ready for the start of the 2018 season.
Sat, Nov 4, 2017 08:58:00 AM

Koda Glover (shoulder) has been shut down for the remainder of the season.

And that includes the playoffs. Glover doesn't need surgery on his right shoulder -- that's the good news -- but he has been diagnosed with an impingement and severe rotator cuff inflammation which will both require several weeks of rest and rehab. The 24-year-old right-hander posted a 5.12 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and 17/4 K/BB ratio across 19 1/3 innings this season for the Nats. He's still a possible future closer in Washington.
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 08:33:00 AM

Koday Glover (back, shoulder) traveled to Texas on Wednesday to receive a second opinion.

Glover was throwing off the mound at the end of August, but has not made much forward progress on the health front in the interim. At this juncture, it looks increasingly like he might miss the remainder of the regular season -- more clarity should come on that front after he receives the second opinion on Wednesday. The reliever has been on the shelf since June 11 due to back and shoulder issues.
Wed, Sep 6, 2017 05:08:00 PM

Koda Glover (back, shoulder) threw off a mound again Tuesday at the Nationals' spring training facilities.

Glover wrote on Twitter that he's "getting closer" to returning to the Nationals' bullpen, but there has been no announcement of a possible timetable from the team. Glover has been out since June 11 with back and shoulder problems so he's probably going to need a lot of minor league rehab appearances and/or simulated work.
Tue, Aug 29, 2017 11:41:00 PM

Koda Glover (back, shoulder) has been rehabbing at the Nationals' spring training facility in West Palm Beach.

Glover plans to ramp up his activity after getting good news from his doctor earlier this week. As of last week, he was throwing up to 100 feet on flat ground. A rotator cuff injury has sidelined Glover since June 11.
Source: MASN Sports
Thu, Aug 17, 2017 10:25:00 PM

Nationals transferred RHP Koda Glover from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot for Jacob Turner on the 40-man roster. Glover has been out for over a month with back and shoulder problems. There's no clear timetable for his return, but he's eligible to return by mid-August.
Mon, Jul 17, 2017 09:33:00 AM

Koda Glover (back, shoulder) threw on flat ground Sunday.

It's the first bit of throwing he's done since he landed on the disabled list nearly two weeks ago with back and shoulder problems. Glover probably isn't going to be back for a while, and the Nationals almost surely will have traded for a closer by the time he returns.
Sun, Jul 9, 2017 11:36:00 AM

Koda Glover (back) said that he is now dealing with severe rotator cuff inflammation.

Glover landed on the disabled list with lower back stiffness on June 11 and has yet to resume a throwing program. He believes that attempting to pitch through that back stiffness might have led to overcompensation with his right shoulder, hence the severe inflammation. There is no current timetable for his recovery. Do not be surprised if the Nationals make an acquisition to shore up the back of the bullpen before the trade deadline.
Wed, Jun 28, 2017 05:51:00 PM

Koda Glover (back) has yet to resume a throwing program.

It looked at the time a little over two weeks ago when Glover was placed on the disabled list that his absence would be a short one, but his recovery from a lower back injury is coming along more slowly than expected. At this point, a return before the All-Star break doesn't appear very likely. Glover probably would've gotten his closer job back if his absence was brief and it's still possible he could. However, it's looking like the Nationals might have already traded for a ninth-inning man by the time Glover makes it back.
Source: MASN Sports
Wed, Jun 28, 2017 01:27:00 PM

Nationals placed RHP Koda Glover on the 10-day disabled list with lower back stiffness.

Glover hurt his back in the shower prior to Saturday's game but didn't tell anyone until after blowing a save that afternoon. It's unclear at this point how long he might be sidelined. Matt Albers is probably the best bet for saves in the Nationals' bullpen right now.
Sun, Jun 11, 2017 01:11:00 PM

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3Jhonatan Solano
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1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Matt Adams
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Howie Kendrick
3Wilmer Difo
SS1Trea Turner
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Adam Eaton
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CF1Michael Taylor
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S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Gio Gonzalez
5Jeremy Hellickson
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Relief Pitcher
R1Sean Doolittle
2Ryan Madson
3Brandon Kintzler
4Koda Glover
5Shawn Kelley
6Joaquin Benoit
7Matt Grace
8Sammy Solis
9Carlos Torres