Lance McCullers Jr.
SP - HOU
Lance McCullers Jr. will not pitch in this year's world Series against Atlanta, he announced on Monday.
McCullers said Dr. Neal ElAttrache saw his MRI and thinks there is nothing wrong with his UCL. McCullers said his strain normally calls for a six to eight week shutdown. McCullers expects to be fully healthy and ready to go for spring training. Houston will have to get it done without him in the meantime. Framber Valdez will be on the mound for Game 1 on Tuesday against the Braves.
Astros RHP Lance McCullers Jr. (forearm) was left off the team's ALCS roster.
Houston is reportedly confident that McCullers' injury isn't a long-term concern, but he clearly isn't healthy enough to pitch in this series. It's a major blow to the Astros' pitching staff. It remains to be seen whether or not McCullers would be able to return if Houston advances to the World Series.
There is great concern for Lance McCullers in the short term, and he’s most likely out for the ALCS against Boston, according to Jon Heyman.
McCullers underwent an MRI after he was removed from Tuesday's start early against the White Sox in the ALDS and initial word was that he would be fine in the long run, but Heyman is now reporting that there is great concern for his status in the short term which includes the upcoming ALCS series against the Red Sox. This is a pretty major blow to the Astros starting rotation against Boston. It is not clear if he would be able to return for the World Series should Houston make it.
Astros RHP Lance McCullers Jr. was removed from Tuesday's ALDS start against the White Sox due to forearm discomfort.
McCullers allowed one run over four innings before departing. It's a concerning development as the Astros are now set to face the Red Sox in the ALCS on Friday. The team will likely update his status in the coming days, but there's no guarantee he makes the roster.
Astros starting pitcher will start ALDS Game 4 on Tuesday against the White Sox.
McCullers Jr will be tasked with eliminating the White Sox from the postseason and advancing the Houston Astros to their second consecutive ALCS. He was dominant in Game 1 against the White Sox, picking up the win after pitching 6.2 shutout innings with four strikeouts while holding the White Sox hitters to a .174 batting average.