Sports Astros starter Odorizzi to 10-day IL after covering first
Astros starter Odorizzi leaves game after play at 1st base
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Houston Astros starter Jake Odorizzi left with right foot soreness after coming off the mound and running to cover first base in the second inning against the Texas Rangers on Monday night Odorizzi ran to the bag to take first baseman's Yuli Gurriel's throw for the out on Nick Solak's grounder. Orodrizzi made the catch on the run and reached with his foot to tag the base. His expression immediately after the play showed that something didn't feel right. After going back to the mound, Odorizzi stood there momentarily before getting a visit from the trainer. The right-hander then attempted one warmup throw, grimaced again and exited the game.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The AL West-leading Houston Astros put starter Jake Odorizzi on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with right foot soreness from a play when he covered first base.
Odorizzi’s roster spot was filled by right-hander Zack Greinke, who was reinstated from the COVID-19 injury list Tuesday to make his first scheduled start in 16 days. His previous start was also on the road against the Rangers, on Aug. 29.
Manager Dusty Baker said Odorizzi was getting an MRI Tuesday,
on Monday night. After taking the toss from first baseman Yuli Gurriel while running to the bag, Odorizzi shortened his steps to touch the base and get out Nick Solak.
The pitcher's expression immediately after the play showed that something didn't feel right. Odorizzi was also clearly bothered when he went back to the mound and stood there momentarily before calling out the athletic trainer. He grimaced when throwing a warm-up pitch and then immediately exited the game.
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