Report: Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander out for the rest of the season; the team says it will be reassessed

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Houston Astros ace and reigning American League winner Cy Young Justin Verlander is out for the remainder of the season with an elbow injury, according to the Houston Chronicle’s Chandler Rome.

But manager Dusty Baker is not yet ready to rule Verlander for the season.

Baker said the team would shut it down “for a few weeks” and then “re-evaluate after that period,” calling the injury a fatigue to the forearm.

Verlander, 37, was the Astros ‘opening day starter in their 8-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on July 24 in both teams’ game opener of the delayed 2020 MLB season. He allowed just two runs and three hits in his six innings of work in the game.

Verlander, who has been playing with Astros since 2017 when he was traded there by the Detroit Tigers, is in the middle of his 16th season in the majors. Reigning American League winner Cy Young recorded an ERA of 2.58 and a record of 21-6 last season.

Eight-time All-star, Verlander has a career ERA of 3.33 and a record 225-129.



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