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.
The report that I’m currently missing the rest of the season is not accurate. There is a forearm strain... I’m hopeful that with some rest it will heal and I’ll be able to return soon. Thank you for all the well wishes. 🙏🏻— Justin Verlander (@JustinVerlander) July 26, 2020
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.
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.KPRC2 Randy McIlvoy and KPRC2 Ari Alexander talk about Justin Verlander injuryPosted by KPRC2 / Click2Houston on Sunday, July 26, 2020