When the Astros signed Scott Feldman to a three-year deal, he was being counted on to be an integral part of their rotation. Now as he is about to enter the final year of that contract, he has been overshadowed by younger pitchers, and more prospects could be on the way. He may not be ready for spring training due to his ongoing recovery from a shoulder sprain, but even if he is, Feldman is not a lock to make the rotation. Among the most contact-prone pitchers in the majors, Feldman is merely a late-round AL-only option.
Feldman (shoulder) has been cleared to start his regular offseason program after a recent medical evaluation Monday, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports. This is good news for Feldman, who missed the last few weeks of the 2015 season with a right shoulder sprain. He will partake in a normal offseason program with some additional shoulder strengthening. Feldman hopes to be ready for the beginning of spring training and is likely to be the number five starter for the Astros in 2016.
The Astros pitching staff suffered a big blow Friday when the team announced that starter Scott Feldman suffered a sprained right shoulder and will miss the remainder of the 2015 season. Feldman was removed from his start Aug. 1 due to shoulder discomfort and since then has not been able to recover, reporting pain during several throwing sessions. The team did not set a timeline for his return, stating the goal is to have Feldman back at some point next season. Feldman finishes the year 5-5 with a 3.90 ERA in 18 starts.
Astros starter Scott Feldman is headed back to Houston to undergo more tests on his shoulder, per the Houston Chronicle. Feldman, who was removed from his start Aug. 1 due to shoulder discomfort, experienced more pain while going through a throwing session, and now the team will have the pitcher tested again, with the possibility of getting a cortisone shot. Feldman is 5-5 in 18 starts for the Astros this season.
Saturday's throwing session did not go well for Astros pitcher Scott Feldman after he experienced discomfort while playing catch, reports MLB.com. "We'll have to regroup and find out what is next for him," Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. Feldman said he would be evaluated by a doctor Tuesday or Wednesday.
Astros pitcher Scott Feldman, who was removed from his start on Tuesday with shoulder discomfort, said an MRI revealed no tears in his shoulder. He is dealing with irritation and inflammation, according to MLB.com. It is not yet clear when Feldman will be able to make his next start.