RP - HOU - IL10
Astros reliever Pedro Báez tosses 20 pitches off the mound on Tuesday.
This is a good step in the right direction for Báez, who hasn't pitched in 2021. As a reliever with the Dodgers, Báez has a 3.03 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 25.3% strikeout rate, and 8.2% walk rate throughout his career. Even when he returns, he's only relevant in deeper saves plus holds leagues.
Astros pitcher Pedro Baez (shoulder) is throwing off flat ground.
Baez has been out all season with shoulder soreness and was transferred to the 60-day injury list. He's trending in the right direction by throwing at some capacity. According to Astros manager Dusty Baker, he’s nowhere close to returning. Baez is mainly a stash in deep-league and AL-Only formats for now.
Houston reliever Pedro Baez is undergoing a "slow build-up" as he attempts to make his return to the field this season.
Baez tested positive for COVID-19 back in early March, and has been sidelined ever since. He is looking at a return potentially later this month, if not in the early portion of May as the Astros set-up reliever.
Astros pitching coach Brent Strom said Tuesday that he is hopeful that Pedro Baez will be able to return in late April.
Baez missed a couple weeks of camp after testing positive for COVID-19, and is currently behind schedule. He should be able to return later in April, barring any setbacks.
Astros manager Dusty Baker says there's "not much of a chance" that Pedro Baez (COVID-19) is ready for Opening Day.
Baez is back in camp but is still building up to get ready for the season. Once he's ready he'll be one of Houston's primary setup man for Ryan Pressly.