While the 2022 season will always be remembered for the Houston Astros' momentous championship run, the year was one to forget for a certain member of the squad. Outfielder Michael Brantley struggled with injuries througout his 2022 campaign, ultimately playing his final game of the season in late June.
The shoulder issue limited him to just 64 games, although he was productive in that span with 5 home runs, 26 RBIs and a .288 batting average. He opted for surgery to repair the issue.
Now, with 2023 Opening Day just over two months away, the Astros received an exciting injury update on their All-Star.
According to a report from team insider Chandler Rome, Brantley will be ready for Opening Day on March 30.
Despite the injury troubles, the Astros agreed to bring Brantley back in the offseason. They signed a one-year contract, worth $12 million as the veteran enters his age 36 season.
Houston will be right back in the World Series conversation in 2023. According to MLB odds on FanDuel Sportsbook, the Astros are the favorites to win the World Series at +600.
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