Justin Verlander will miss several weeks with forearm strain

Justin Verlander will miss several weeks with forearm strain

HOUSTON – Astros manager Dusty Baker told reporters Sunday that Astros ace pitcher Justin Verlander will be shut down for a “couple weeks” after a forearm strain.

Baker said the Astros will reevaluate Verlander after a couple of weeks. The injury occurred Friday during Verlander’s start. He felt it early in the game but continued pitching, Baker said.

Verlander missed time in the offseason with a lat strain and then a groin injury.

Verlander made the Astros opening day start on Friday, pitching six strong innings in an Astros win.

Watch KPRC 2 sports reporters Randy McIlvoy and Ari Alexander discuss Verlander injury:

.KPRC2 Randy McIlvoy and KPRC2 Ari Alexander talk about Justin Verlander injury

Posted by KPRC2 / Click2Houston on Sunday, July 26, 2020

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