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Lance McCullers Jr.'s Rehab Assignment Takes Rocky Turn

Adam Taylor McKillop
Lance McCullers Jr.'s rehab assignment took a rocky turn for the Houston Astros on Sunday with his disappointing performance.
Lance McCullers Jr.'s rehab assignment took a rocky turn for the Houston Astros on Sunday with his disappointing performance. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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The Houston Astros' pitching staff has been humming all year long, evidenced by a 2.98 team ERA that ranks second in all of baseball. It's been more impressive considering All-Star Lance McCullers Jr. has been on the shelf with a forearm strain for that entire stretch.

McCullers is in the midst of a rehab assignment at Triple-A Sugar Land, although that process hit a snag on Sunday with his disappointing performance.

Lance McCullers Jr.'s Injury Update

McCullers struggled mightily across five innings, surrendering five earned runs and three walks in the contest. Reports suggest his velocity was also a touch down.

It's a mixed bag of news for Houston. Although McCullers struggled, he worked himself up to 86 pitches and was able to mow down five batters. The decrease in velocity is something to watch out for, but regardless, the Astros are one step closer to returning an All-Star to their already-deep pitching staff.

Astros News

McCullers spoke with the media following the contest, and didn't sound too concerned.

He mentioned how his arm feels good and that there wasn't a ton of balls hit hard.

Houston has yet to announce McCullers' next steps, but he figured to join the big league club sometime in the month of August.

Houston currently holds an 11.0-game lead in the AL West standings and is listed at +420 to win the 2022 World Series on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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