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Astros Get Great News on Jeremy Pena Injury Update Ahead of Postseason

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Houston Astros received great news around Jeremy Pena's injury update ahead of the postseason.
The Houston Astros received great news around Jeremy Pena's injury update ahead of the postseason. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

With the American League's best record and playoff standings solidified, the Houston Astros had one goal in mind for the final week of the regular season. That was staying healthy and lining up the starting rotation for a deep run in October.

Unfortunately, starting shortstop Jeremy Pena was in the lineup on Tuesday and ended up fouling a ball off his knee. This caused him to exit the game early and undergo postgame x-rays.

Fortunately, the Astros avoided a major blunder with one of their best offensive pieces.

Jeremy Pena Injury Update

Astros insider Brian McTaggart reported late on Tuesday night that Pena's x-rays were negative. He will not be in the lineup for Houston's season finale against the Philadelphia Phillies, but that's quite all right.

Pena filled in very nicely at shortstop this past season, especially in the wake of Carlos Correa's departure. The rookie slashed .253/.289/.426 with 22 home runs and 63 RBIs. His 22 home runs rank middle of the pack for Houston's powerful lineup, but the 25-year-old also played great defense throughout.

Pena and his Astros will finish the season off on Wednesday before the march to a World Series begins. Houston locked up the AL's No. 1 seed and will earn a first-round bye. They'll host the winner of the Seattle Mariners vs Toronto Blue Jays Wild Card round and enter the postseason with +380 odds (2nd) to win the 2022 World Series on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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