Astros News: Houston Gets Bad Jose Urquidy Injury Update

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Houston Astros got some bad news with Jose Urquidy's latest injury.
The Houston Astros got some bad news with Jose Urquidy's latest injury. / Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

The Houston Astros are going through a recent patch as losers of four of their last five games, the last of which was a 13-3 shellacking at the hands of the lowly Baltimore Orioles. That defeat was made even worse by Jose Urquidy being forced to leave the game early.

The early reports on Urquidy's injury aren't promising.

Jose Urquidy Injury Update

Urquidy left with right shoulder "discomfort." He missed a chunk of time earlier this season due to inflammation in that same shoulder. Manager Dusty Baker said Urquidy's new injury isn't in the same area, but it's clear his right arm is proving to be troublesome.

A prolonged absense of the 26-year-old would be a blow to Houston's rotation. The starter boasts a 6-3 record this season with a 3.38 ERA. He's racked up 66 strikeouts across 77.1 innings pitched so far.

Urquidy saw a noticeable dip in his velocity during Tuesday's start before being pulled, which is troubling and could signal a need for another stint on the injured list. Houston may have to break out of their funk without him. They lead the AL West by just 1.5 games with the Oakland Athletics right on their heels.

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