Notes de blessure: Osuna, Meadows, Brewers

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It has been almost two months since Tommy John’s surgery was originally recommended for Astros closer Roberto Osuna. A few weeks later, however, the skipper of Houston Dusty baker revealed that Osuna was going for a route of rest and rehabilitation. Osuna explained the decision to FOX 26’s Mark Berman, revealing that a second opinion offered him a different conclusion: forearm tension that could benefit from about four weeks of rest. Osuna stopped throwing for the recommended four weeks and resumed throwing three weeks ago. He is optimistic that he can avoid surgery based on the feel of his arm and the doctors’ most recent input.Even with a deep postseason run for Houston, it’s hard to imagine a scenario in which he develops to the point that he can pitch in 2020. And given that he’s eligible for a $ 10 million pay rise of this year in arbitration before becoming a free agent next winter, there doesn’t seem to be a lock in being offered a contract. Even if he were to just repeat this year’s salary, it would be a pretty big bet to take over who is only months away from a recommendation from Tommy John.

Some other injury notes in the match …

  • the Rays have been without Austin Meadows since Sept. 17 due to oblique tension, but Tampa Bay general manager Erik Neander told reporters it’s possible Meadows could join the club for his next ALDS date against the Yankees (Lien Twitter via Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times). Meadows, 25, opened the season on Covid-19 IL after testing positive and experiencing symptoms in July. He looked unlike himself on the court, battling for a .205 / .296 / .371 slash with an inflated 33 percent takeout rate in 152 home plate appearances. That’s miles from last year’s .291 / .364 / .558 slash and 22.2% withdrawal rate. If Meadows is able to return to that form of 2019, that would obviously represent a major boost for the Rays in a series of divisions that could pit them against each other. Gerrit Cole twice. In the absence of Meadows, the Rays’ only outfield options for lefties have been Kevin Kiermaier and Brett Phillips.
  • Skipper of brewers Craig Counsell did not give a particularly positive update on Brett Anderson to the journalists’ question last night (Lien Twitter via Adam McCalvy of MLB.com). The veteran left-hander, who is not on the Wild Card list due to a blister, had not improved much since the end of the regular season and was “not close” to being considered for the game. team formation in the first round of the playoffs. Right handed Devin Williams, meanwhile, said he believes he can join the roster in the next postseason game round, should the Brewers qualify (Lien Twitter by McCalvy). The breakout change artist was banned from the Milwaukee Wild Card roster due to shoulder pain. Any news of the Brewers’ injury could be rendered almost irrelevant, of course, as they will fight for their playoff lives tonight in a playoff showdown with the Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw.



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