RP,SP - HOU
The Astros activated Jose Urquidy from the 60-day IL Sunday.
Urquidy has missed a considerable amount of time this season due to shoulder issues. The 28-year-old is in line to make the start Sunday, but is expected to face a pitch count limitation after throwing 76 pitches in his final rehab outing. Prior to his injury, Urquidy had a 5.20 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP in six games.
Houston Astros pitcher Jose Urquidy is set to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Sugar Land on Friday.
A shoulder injury has cost Urquidy plenty of time this season as the right-hander hasn't pitched since April 30. It was an uneven start to the season for the 28-year-old as he worked to a 5.20 ERA and 4.92 SIERA across six starts. When ready, Urquidy will be able to slide right back into the Astros' rotation as they look to chase down the first-place Texas Rangers in the AL West.
Jose Urquidy (shoulder) will throw a live bullpen session Tuesday in Houston, per Astros’ manager Dusty Baker.
Urquidy continues to work his way back from right shoulder discomfort that has limited him to just six starts this season. If all goes well with the bullpen session, Urquidy should be able to start a rehab assignment soon.
Jose Urquidy set his timeline for his return Monday, which begins with a bullpen session Wednesday.
Urquidy will throw three bullpens on Wednesday, Friday and either Sunday or Monday. He'll then throw live batting practice before beginning a rehab assignment if all goes well up to that point.
Jose Urquidy (shoulder) stated he could throw off the mound as soon as this weekend.
Urquidy was placed on the 15-day IL about six weeks ago with right shoulder discomfort. The right-hander made just six starts prior to landing on the IL, posting a 5.20 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP. Throwing off a mound is the next step for the 28-year-old who will likely need a rehab assignment before returning to the Astros.