According to John Blake, the Rangers’ VP of communications, right-handed pitching prospect Glenn Otto will make his major league debut on Friday.
In order to do so, they’ll have to formally choose his contract for the major league roster, but Texas currently has several vacancies, including several players in COVID-19 protocol.
Otto will be a permanent addition to the 40-man roster or a replacement player who may be removed off the roster without facing waivers, according to the team.
However, he’ll be available for the Rule 5 Draft this winter, so he’ll be formally added to the 40-man roster at some time between now and late November.
In the transaction that brought outfielder Joey Gallo and left-handed pitcher Joely Rodriguez to the Bronx, Otto was one of four players acquired from the Yankees.
At Baseball America, he is now ranked 12th among Rangers farmhands, with praise for a freshly introduced slider that has given him viable out pitches against both right- and left-handed hitters.
While Otto’s promotion to the big leagues is partly due to necessity (Dunning, Foltynewicz, and Anderson are all now in COVID regimens), the right-hander has more than earned it.
So far in 2021, he’s pitched 95 2/3 innings between Double-A and Triple-A, with a 3.20 ERA and high strikeout and walk rates (35.4 percent and 6.3 percent, respectively).
How Much Does Glenn Otto Make?
Glenn Otto’s Salary is $700,000 annually.