Concerns were raised after Houston Astros pitcher Jose Urquidy was forced to leave his start on Tuesday. Urquidy was diagnosed with right shoulder discomfort, and he already missed time earlier this season due to inflammation in that same shoulder.
However, Urquidy offered an optimistic outlook on his injury that should calm fans' nerves.
Jose Urquidy Injury Update
Urquidy recently said his shoulder ailment is "nothing big." He also quelled any fears by stating he "won’t be [out] long term.”
Arm fatigue in a pitcher is a serious concern, so it's great news that Houston's starter won't be sidelined for long. A 10-day stint on the injured list may offer the right-hander the time he needs to be refreshed for a postseason push in the second half of the season.
Urquidy spots a 6-3 record this season with a 3.38 ERA and 66 strikeouts across 77.1 innings pitched.
Houston will welcome Urquidy back with open arms as soon as he's healthy. They now lead the Oakland Athletics by just 0.5 games for first place in the AL West and have dropped five of their last six outings. The Astros still currently own -300 odds to win the division, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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