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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

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.
Sat, Jun 10, 2017 06:02:00 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.
Sat, Jun 10, 2017 04:18:00 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.
Wed, Jun 7, 2017 04:03:00 AM

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