SP,RP - HOU
Josh James will be out six-to-eight months after undergoing surgery on his left hip Saturday.
James underwent surgery to repair a lateral tear in his left hip. He re-injured his hip during the ALCS against the Rays. The 27-year-old will miss all of Spring Training and could return to the field in early May. James struggled in 2020, owning a 7.27 ERA, 1.85 WHIP and 24 strikeouts over 17 1/3 innings.
Josh James left Thursday's win over the Rays in the eighth inning with back tightness, per Astros manager Dusty Baker.
James yielded a solo homer to Ji-Man Choi and retired two batted in the eighth before exiting. He is dealing with back tightness and is day-to-day. It is unclear if James will be available to pitch for the remainder of the series.
Josh James will be available to pitch out of the bullpen for the Astros' Wild Card match-up against the Minnesota Twins.
James finished the 2020 season with a 7.27 ERA in 17 1/3 innings pitched. He is not a recommended play in DFS contests.
The Astros placed RHP Josh James on the injured list.
The club couldn't reveal the reason for the move. We could get an update sometime over the weekend.
According to Astros field reporter Julia Morales, Josh James was activated off the injured list. He projects to pitch out of the bullpen.
James returned to action in Wednesday's game against the Athletics and logged one hit, one earned run, two walks, and one strikeout in 0.2 innings. Prior to the injury, James struggled with an 11.81 BB/9 and 10.97 ERA.