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Koda Glover | Relief Pitcher | #30

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/13/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Oklahoma State
Drafted: 2015 / Rd. 8 (0) / WAS
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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. Jul 17 - 9:33 AM

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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.
Jul 9 - 11:36 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.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 28 - 5:51 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
Jun 28 - 1:27 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.
Jun 11 - 1:11 PM

Koda Glover admitted after Saturday's blown save against the Rangers that he tweaked his back in the shower this morning but didn't alert coaches until after the game.

He didn't look right on Saturday and now we know why. Glover is unsure if he'll miss time, though it's likely he'll get at least a couple days to mull things over after Saturday's debacle. The right-hander now sports a sluggish 5.12 ERA over 19 1/3 innings this year. It's time for the Nationals to invest in a real closer. Padres left-hander Brad Hand and White Sox closer David Robertson have both been linked to Washington in recent weeks.
Jun 10 - 6:02 PM

Koda Glover blew a save in ugly fashion Saturday as the Nationals fell to the Rangers.

Asked to protect a 3-1 lead in the top of the ninth, Glover allowed a no-doubt homer to the first batter he faced, Shin-Soo Choo. Elvis Andrus followed with a single and stole second base while Adrian Beltre was busy drawing a six-pitch walk. Nomar Mazara then launched a game-tying RBI double to deep right field. Glover's season ERA jumped from 4.34 to 5.12 in the ugly appearance. Shawn Kelley also struggled in Saturday's loss, but Matt Albers again looked sharp. Washington seems certain to acquire a legitimate closer before the trade deadline.
Jun 10 - 4:18 PM

Koda Glover allowed a single while posting a strikeout in a scoreless ninth inning in Tuesday's win against the Dodgers.

Glover has converted each of his eight save chances since taking over ninth-inning duties. He bounced back nicely after an atrocious appearance on Sunday at Oakland in a non-save situation when he allowed five earned runs while recording just one out. He didn't allow a run in the entire month of May.
Jun 7 - 4:03 AM

Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Koda Glover should be available Tuesday against the Dodgers.

Glover had some minor soreness after a rough outing Sunday in Oakland and veteran lefty Oliver Perez earned his third career save Monday night at Dodger Stadium. But it sounds like there will be no major changes to the Nationals' current bullpen structure. Glover is 7-for-8 in save opportunities this season.
Jun 6 - 8:41 PM

Koda Glover worked a perfect ninth inning for his seventh save in Tuesday's game in San Francisco.

Glover worked a tidy ninth inning, throwing eight of his 14 pitches for strikes. He hasn't allowed an earned run in 7 2/3 innings over eight appearances in the month of May and he has nailed down saves in three of the past four days. Glover is making the most of his opportunity to work in the ninth inning and he isn't looking back.
May 31 - 3:17 AM

Koda Glover earned his sixth save of the season Monday in the Nationals' 3-0 blanking of the Giants.

Glover finished off the shutout with an easy 1-2-3 ninth inning, striking out two of the three batters he faced. The newly-anointed Nationals closer boasts a 2.20 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, and 15/2 K/BB ratio in 16 1/3 total innings this season. He hasn't allowed a run since April 25.
May 29 - 7:48 PM

Koda Glover struck out one batter in a clean ninth inning to notch a save versus the Padres on Saturday.

He was protecting a 3-0 lead and accomplished the mission without any drama. It was his fifth save of the season. The Nationals have struggled mightily to find a reliable closer this season. Right now the job is Glover's and the 24-year-old might not let go of it anytime soon despite the presence of some experienced veterans in the Nationals' bullpen. He has a 2.35 ERA with 13 strikeouts and two walks in 15 1/3 innings.
May 27 - 8:08 PM

Koda Glover earned his fourth save of the season on Friday, striking out Hunter Renfroe with the bases loaded to end the game.

Glover was called upon to get the game's final out after Max Scherzer had loaded the bases in the ninth. The rookie right-hander was up to the task, striking out Renfroe on four pitches to preserve the victory. He is now entrenched as the Nats' closer and needs to be owned and started in all mixed leagues.
May 26 - 9:50 PM

Nationals manager Dusty Baker confirmed late Wednesday that Koda Glover is the club's closer.

Baker made it official after Glover worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning in a non-save situation Wednesday night against the Mariners. "Koda was kind of lobbying for that in the first place," Baker said. "We wanted to break him in slowly because this guy’s ... shoot, he’s only a year-and-a-half out of college. So he had said that’s the job he wanted, and so it’s his now." The hard-throwing 24-year-old had excellent minor league numbers and owns a 2.57 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and 11/2 K/BB ratio in 14 innings this season for the first-place Nationals. He's an obvious must-own. Shawn Kelley and Blake Treinen will operate in setup and mid-relief duties.
Source: MASN
May 25 - 10:24 AM

Koda Glover locked down his third save of the season on Sunday, recording the final four outs against the Braves.

Glover was called upon to protect a one-run lead with a runner on second base in the eighth inning. After getting out of that jam, he was sent back out with a clean slate in the ninth and despite allowing a leadoff single, was able to get the job done. He now sports a 2.77 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 10/2 K/BB ratio through 12 innings on the season and may be the best bet for save chances at the moment in the Nationals' bullpen.
May 21 - 4:35 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Jose Lobaton
3Pedro Severino
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Adam Lind
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Manny Delcarmen
SS1Trea Turner
2Stephen Drew
3Adrian Sanchez
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
2Brian Goodwin
3Ryan Raburn
CF1Michael Taylor
2Adam Eaton
3Andrew Stevenson
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Gio Gonzalez
5Edwin Jackson
6Joe Ross
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ryan Madson
2Sean Doolittle
3Koda Glover
4Shawn Kelley
5Matt Albers
6Oliver Perez
7Enny Romero
8Matt Grace
9Joe Blanton