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Astros pitcher Jake Odorizzi (forearm) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Sugar Land on Tuesday.
Odorizzi threw a bullpen session on Wednesday and is scheduled to start Tuesday for the Skeeters. Barring a setback, Odorizzi is set to rejoin the rotation soon with Jose Urquidy (shoulder) landing on the injured list Sunday. Odorizzi has struggled in 2021, owning a 10.13 ERA, 1.63 WHIP, and 11 strikeouts across eight innings.
Houston pitcher Jake Odorizzi threw a 35-pitch live batting practice session Wednesday, and is now expected to get two rehab starts, with the first one coming in five days.
Odorizzi has only played three games for the Astros, throwing just eight innings with less than desirable numbers. He currently has a 10.13 ERA with 11 strikeouts, three walks, and three home runs allowed, but will look to improve those numbers once he returns to the major league roster.
Astros general manager James Click said that right-handed pitcher Jake Odorizzi (arm) is "trending toward maybe needing a rehab start or two."
This is a new development after Odorizzi was expected to miss a couple of starts, then return. Instead, he'll miss time and then report to the minors for rehab work. "Everything structurally is great," added Click. "He feels great, it's just a question of building back up." Through three starts, the 31-year-old is 0-2 with a 10.13 ERA, 1.63 WHIP, and .294 OBA. He ranks 93rd among starters in the latest rest-of-season expert consensus rankings, so he should be worth a roster spot in fantasy leagues upon his return.
An MRI taken on Jake Odorizzi's arm has revealed no structural damage.
This is a best case scenario for Odorizzi. The 31-year-old will take some time to recover from his forearm tightness, but the hope is that he only misses a couple of turns through the rotation.
The Astros placed RHP Jake Odorizzi on the 10-day IL with a right pronator muscle strain.
Odorizzi was forced to leave Saturday's start after just one out due to the injury. As of now it doesn't sound as if it'll be a long-term absence for the right-hander.