Chris Devenski, Brad Peacock, Joe Biagini, José Urquidy, Austin Pruitt, and current winner of the AL Cy Young Award Justin Verlander are all on the injured list, while Ryan Pressly I just got home from a sore elbow. The Astros have made a few recent acquisitions (signing Fernando Rodney and acquire Hector Velazquez of the Orioles) to help fill in their pitching depth, although there isn’t much that can be done to replace that many pitchers left out.
If Osuna’s MRI revealed bad news, his loss would be especially difficult for the Astros. Osuna has a 2.45 ERA, 6.33 K / BB, and 9.3 K / 9 over 92 innings since joining the Blue Jays Astros in July 2018. Pressly could be the first choice for situations. backup with Osuna sidelined, although the club may want to relieve Pressly of returning to action given that Saturday marked his first game of the season.