Dodgers Place All-Star Tyler Glasnow on Injured List

The Los Angeles Dodgers could put together a playoff team from their injured list alone.

On Tuesday, yet another All-Star — recent first-time selection Tyler Glasnow — was placed on the Dodgers’ injured list. Glasnow is on the IL with lower back tightness and will miss this year’s All-Star festivities.

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Glasnow, 30, was named to his first All-Star team on Sunday after a dominant first half in Los Angeles. Glasnow was acquired this past offseason for right-handed pitcher Ryan Pepiot and outfielder Jonny DeLuca. He then immediately signed a five-year extension, keeping him on his hometown team for the foreseeable future.

Glasnow has been the ace of the Dodgers, even though they also signed Japanese sensation Yoshinobu Yamamoto to a 12-year, $325 million this offseason. Glasnow’s gone 8-5 with a 3.47 ERA in 18 starts and is just 11 innings shy of matching his career-high in a season of 120.

Glasnow has struggled in his last two outings, allowing five earned runs in each. It would have made sense for the Dodgers to give him some time off anyway, and now, he’ll officially miss the next two weeks at a minimum.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MAY 22: Tyler Glasnow #31 and Freddie Freeman #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers talk after an out of Corbin Carroll #7 of the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning at…

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Glasnow joins a Dodgers injured list that is overflowing with talent. On the starting pitching front alone, there’s Clayton Kershaw, Walker Buehler, Tony Gonsolin, Yamamoto, Dustin May, and Emmet Sheehan. Ohtani is also rehabbing his torn UCL and not pitching this year.

Overall on the IL, the Dodgers also have All-Stars Mookie Betts and Max Muncy, along with relievers Brusdar Graterol, Joe Kelly, and Ryan Brasier.

The Dodgers begin a huge series on Tuesday against the National League’s best team, the Philadelphia Phillies. While the Phillies are getting reinforcements back in the form of All-Stars Bryce Harper and Kyle Schwarber, the Dodgers are limping their way to the All-Star break.

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The Dodgers enter Tuesday’s series opener at 55-36 with a 7.5-game lead over the second-place San Diego Padres in the NL West. They’re 3.5 games behind the Phillies, who have the best record in Major League Baseball at 58-32.

This series could mean a lot come the end of the season postseason picture — it could also be nothing more than a pre-All-Star break series. However, the Dodgers will now have to be without their ace, who could have been on schedule to pitch at some point during the three-game set. Instead, Bobby Miller, Gavin Stone, and Landon Knack are scheduled to pitch.