Glasnow shines in second rehab start

Pirates No. 1 prospect allows 1 hit in 4 innings for Class A Short Season West Virginia

Glasnow shines in second rehab start

Consider this the "real" return of Tyler Glasnow.

Pittsburgh's No. 1 prospect (No. 10 overall) made his second rehab start since spraining his ankle on May 17, giving up one hit and one unearned run while striking out four batters in four innings of work for Class A Short Season West Virginia. That start followed a bit of a rough outing on June 19, when Glasnow surrendered three runs (two earned) in 1 1/3 innings.

"It felt weird going up and throwing," Glasnow told MLB.com's Adam Berry after his first rehab start on June 19. "I just haven't done it in so long, just the game atmosphere."

It seems Glasnow has acclimated quickly and has returned to the form he displayed at Double-A Altoona earlier this season. The 6-foot-8 right-hander was 2-2 with a 2.76 ERA in six starts for the Curve before spraining his right ankle.

Alex M. Smith is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.