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Justin Verlander is Reportedly Out for the Year (UPDATE: Astros Not Saying That Yet)

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You don’t want to assume it’s related to the on-and-then-off-season, plus the very quick ramp-up, but pitcher injuries are going to get extra scrutiny right now.

And this is a major one:

In a shortened season, it won’t take a total arm blowout to end your season, but since the season just started, this must nevertheless be a pretty serious injury for the 37-year-old righty.

Without Verlander, the Astros’ Gerrit-Cole-thinned rotation gets thinned out even more, though they’re still going to be a favorite to make the very expanded postseason in the AL.

UPDATE: The Astros aren’t saying the season is over yet:

Of course, because the season is so short, it won’t take much of a shut down beyond those two weeks to put his return very deep into the season, if he returns at all (as we know with Jose Quintana).

Also, of course a Dusty Baker pitcher tried to throw when he was feeling something:



Author: Brett Taylor

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