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Astros' Verlander needs elbow surgery, likely out thru 2021

HOUSTON (AP) Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander will undergo Tommy John surgery and is expected to be out through the 2021 season, ending his bid to make a late return for a playoff push.

The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner announced the news Saturday on his Instagram account in a 1+-minute video.

Standings - AL West

Teams W L Pct GB L10 Stk
OAK 33 19 .635 - 6-4 W3
HOU 25 26 .490 7.5 4-6 L1
SEA 22 29 .431 10.5 3-7 L4
LAA 22 30 .423 11.0 5-5 W2
TEX 18 33 .353 14.5 4-6 L2

Team Leaders - Hitting

Name Total
AVG Carlos Correa .266
HR George Springer 11
RBI Kyle Tucker 41
R George Springer 33
SB Kyle Tucker 6
RC Kyle Tucker 28.9
OBP George Springer .339
SLG Kyle Tucker .530
OPS Kyle Tucker .838

Team Leaders - Pitching

Team Rankings - Hitting

Total AL Rank MLB Rank
R 246 3 6
AVG .239 2 11
SLG 0.405 2 9
OBP .310 4 13
HR 57 3 11
SB 18 5 11

Team Rankings - Pitching

Total AL Rank MLB Rank
W 25 2 8
ERA 4.40 2 8
WHIP 1.331 3 9
K/9 8.85 1 8
BAA 0.239 3 7
SLG 0.410 2 6
OBP .324 3 9

Latest Game - Sep 19, 2020

Top 8th, 0 Out, 0-2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
ARI () 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 4 1
HOU () 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 3 5 0

ARI - HR: Calhoun  (15)

HOU - HR: none

Player News

Roberto Osuna RP: General manager James Click... Sep 19, 4:44PM

Yuli Gurriel 1B: Gurriel isn't in Saturday's... Sep 19, 3:26PM

Aledmys Diaz SS: Diaz (quadriceps) is starting... Sep 19, 3:08PM

Justin Verlander SP: Verlander (forearm) announced... Sep 19, 1:04PM

Kyle Tucker LF: Tucker went 2-for-4 with an... Sep 19, 12:06AM

Player Injuries

Player Injury Status Exp Return
Yuli Gurriel 1B Hand Day-to-Day 2020/09/20
Brad Peacock RP Shoulder 10-day IL 2020/09/29
Chris Devenski RP Elbow 10-day IL 2021/02/01
Yordan Alvarez LF Knee 60-day IL 2021/02/01
Roberto Osuna RP Elbow 60-day IL 2020/09/28
Justin Verlander SP Elbow 10-day IL 2022/02/01
Austin Pruitt RP Elbow 60-day IL 2021/04/01
Rogelio Armenteros SP Elbow 60-day IL 2020/09/23
Joe Smith RP Personal Day-to-Day 2020/09/19

Recent Transactions

Date Player Transaction
2020/09/18 Brad Peacock RP  Placed on 10-Day IL (Right shoulder soreness)
2020/09/18 Blake Taylor SP  Removed From 10-Day IL (Left elbow soreness)
2020/09/16 Lance McCullers Jr. SP   Removed From 10-Day IL (Nerve irritation in neck)
2020/09/16 Cionel Perez RP   Sent to Minors
2020/09/15 Jose Altuve 2B  Removed From 10-Day IL (Sprained right knee)

Last 5 Games

Date Team Result
Fri, Sep 18 Arizona L, 6-3 Boxscore Recap
Thu, Sep 17 Texas W, 2-1 Boxscore Recap
Wed, Sep 16 Texas L, 1-0 Boxscore Recap
Tue, Sep 15 Texas W, 4-1 Boxscore Recap
Sun, Sep 13 @LA Dodgers L, 8-1 Boxscore Recap

Next 5 Games

Date Team Time
Sun, Sep 20 Arizona 2:10PM EDT Preview
Mon, Sep 21 @Seattle 9:10PM EDT Preview
Tue, Sep 22 @Seattle 9:10PM EDT Preview
Wed, Sep 23 @Seattle 6:40PM EDT Preview
Thu, Sep 24 @Texas 8:05PM EDT Preview