Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander will miss time on account of a stressed right forearm, however, he’s contesting a report that he’s done for the season.
“The report that I’m currently missing the rest of the season is not accurate,” he tweeted. “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.”
The Houston Chronicle refered to two sources with information on the situation saying that Verlander would miss the rest of the season.
Prior to Verlander’s tweet, Astros manager Dusty Baker additionally pumped the brakes on the report, saying that the right-hander will be “shut down for a couple weeks, then we’ll reevaluate at that time. That’s all I can tell you.”
Baker said Verlander, 37, felt “tenderness” in his arm during his beginning Friday against the Seattle Mariners. As indicated by the Chronicle, Verlander didn’t allude to being harmed in postgame interviews. He had a MRI on Saturday, however.
A year ago’s American League Cy Young Award winner won the group’s opener Friday, going six innings and permitting two runs and three hits, with seven strikeouts and one walk.
“It happened [Friday] early in the game, but he said he felt fine,” Baker said. “You see he was throwing the ball great … so it was kind of a shock to all of us.”
Baker said he didn’t have the foggiest idea who might begin instead of Verlander on Wednesday against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
“We’re looking into that,” he said. “We know we’re a little short, especially on veteran arms. We’re still trying to decide who can help us.”
Verlander was prevailing in winning his second Cy Young Award last season. He led the league with 21 successes against just six misfortunes. He likewise made the most starts (34), pitched the most innings (223) and had the least WHIP (0.803).
At the point when he doesn’t begin on Wednesday, it will be the first time Verlander has missed a beginning for the Astros since he was procured from Detroit in August 2017.
Verlander isn’t the first pitcher to go down in this shortened 60-game season. Dodgers expert Clayton Kershaw missed his first beginning on account of a back injury. Washington Nationals righty Stephen Strasburg was scratched Saturday in light of a nerve issue in his pitching hand. Texas Rangers starter Corey Kluber left Sunday’s beginning after one inning on account of shoulder tightness.