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Sport Report: Astros star Justin Verlander out of the season with elbow injury

01:07  27 july  2020
01:07  27 july  2020 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

New injury woe for beleaguered Angels ace Ohtani

  New injury woe for beleaguered Angels ace Ohtani Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani faces a six-week pitching layoff after suffering an elbow strain, the team said Monday. The Japanese ace only recently returned to pitching duties after nearly two years off the mound following Tommy John surgery in September 2018. However, during another torrid outing on Sunday against the Houston Astros, the 26-year-old two-way threat was sent for an MRI scan after complaining of soreness in his right arm. The Angels on Monday said Ohtani had been diagnosed with a strain of the flexor pronator mass, which helps stabilise the elbow.

The Astros ’ starting pitching depth, already questionable when Spring Training began, thinned out a lot more on Monday with the news that ace right-hander Justin Verlander is likely to miss the start of In 2015, Verlander was sidelined for the first two months of the season with a strained right triceps.

Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander walks in the dugout after pitching to the St. Louis ''Hardly noticed it to be honest,'' Verlander said of the injury -inducing pitch. ''It didn't quite feel right New York outfielder Michael Conforto sat out again after tweaking his side recently while making a catch.

Justin Verlander, the Houston Astros ace and future Hall of Famer, will miss the rest of the 2020 season, according to a report from Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle.

a pitcher throwing a ball at a baseball game: HOUSTON, TEXAS - JULY 19: Justin Verlander #35 of the Houston Astros pitches during an intrasquad game as they continue with Summer Workouts at Minute Maid Park on July 19, 2020 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) © Provided by Yahoo! Sports HOUSTON, TEXAS - JULY 19: Justin Verlander #35 of the Houston Astros pitches during an intrasquad game as they continue with Summer Workouts at Minute Maid Park on July 19, 2020 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Verlander, 37 and the reigning AL Cy Young winner, reportedly has an elbow injury. The Astros have yet to announce the news, but per The Chronicle’s report:

Astros ace Justin Verlander out indefinitely with forearm strain

  Astros ace Justin Verlander out indefinitely with forearm strain The 2019 AL Cy Young winner started Houston's opening game on Friday against the Mariners."He’s shut down for a couple of weeks and we’ll reevaluate at that time," Baker said after Sunday's game. "That’s all I can tell you.

Altuve, Verlander stand out on stacked Astros . By Brian McTaggart. What can we expect from a rejuvenated Justin Verlander pitching the entire season in an Astros uniform? Altuve has emerged as one of the greatest hitters of his generation, and Verlander already has earned that status among

His teammate Justin Verlander , one of the best pitchers of this generation, noticed Verlander is also careful about other aspects of his body. He focuses on joint mobility and Bregman was initially reluctant to sleep more because he thought he would be missing out on vital leisure or practice time.

The Astros will announce that reigning American League Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander is out for the season with an elbow injury, two people with knowledge of the situation told The Chronicle on Sunday.

The injury deals a near fatal blow to the Astros’ hopes for World Series contention in this 60-game season. Verlander is the team’s unquestioned ace, the rock around which their starting rotation is formed. He struck out 300 batters last season and posted the third-lowest WHIP in modern major league history.

Verlander started on opening day for the Astros and pitched six innings, allowing two runs and three hits and striking out seven.

Roethlisberger's return raises expectations in Pittsburgh .
PITTSBURGH (AP) Ben Roethlisberger is back and, to listen to the precious few who have seen the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback throw a football sometime in the past 10 months tell it, apparently as good as new. © APWF FILE - In this June 11, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) throws as offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner watches during NFL football practice in Pittsburgh. Fichtner has a message for players who think everything will be easy now that star quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has returned from an elbow injury that limited him to two games in 2019.

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