Astros Get Terrible News on Kent Emanuel Injury Update

Larry Rupp
The Houston Astros got some terrible news regarding pitcher Kent Emanuel's latest injury update.
The Houston Astros got some terrible news regarding pitcher Kent Emanuel's latest injury update. / Carmen Mandato/Getty Images
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The Houston Astros are cruising through another successful start to the MLB season and currently sit 0.5 games back in the AL West division with a record of 31-24. However, it isn't all good news as the team recently got some terrible news regarding pitcher Kent Emanuel's latest injury update.

Astros News: Kent Emanuel to have Season-Ending Surgery

Emanuel was originally placed on the injured list a few days ago, but no one knew it was this bad until his second evaluation was completed. The 28-year-old rookie has opted to undergo surgery to repair his UCL and will be out for the remainder of the 2021 season.

After rehabbing the injury last offseason in an attempt to avoid surgery, Emanuel says that his performance on the mound has started to wane and the issue needs to be fully addressed now. He made his MLB earlier this season and has posted a 2.55 ERA across 17.2 innings pitched. He has also racked up 13 strikeouts and picked up a win as well.

It always hurts an MLB team to lose a reliable pitcher, but the Astros were fortunate enough to activate starter Framber Valdez when placing Emanuel on the IL. Valdez pitched against the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday and picked up a win allowing just 1 earned run in 7.0 innings pitched.

The Astros will look to keep their winning ways going and currently have the seventh-best odds to win the World Series set at +1600, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.


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