Austin Pruitt

#51 RP / Houston Astros / EXP: 1YRS Height: 5-10 Weight: 180 lb Age: 31 College: Houston Bats/Throws R/R

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    • Pruitt (elbow) agreed to a one-year, $617,500 contract with the Astros on Wednesday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. He underwent surgery in September to repair a hairline fracture in his elbow, but he is supposed to be available sometime early in the 2021 season. Pruitt profiles as a swing man or long reliever for Houston.

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    • Pruitt won't return this season, as he underwent surgery to repair a hairline fracture in his elbow Wednesday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. Pruitt was expected to compete for a rotation spot this season but never got the chance to do so due to what was originally referred to as elbow inflammation. The issue was evidently more serious than that, and he now won't even pick up a baseball for several months. The timing of the procedure means it's far from a guarantee that he'll be back in time for Opening Day next season.

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    • Pruitt (elbow) was transferred to the 45-day injured list Friday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. The 30-year-old landed on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation at the start of the season and was shut down from throwing shortly thereafter. It remains unclear where Pruitt stands in his recovery, but he won't be seeing game action until at least September.

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    • Pruitt (elbow) has been shut down from throwing, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports. This is an ominous sign for a pitcher who was diagnosed with elbow inflammation a couple weeks ago. Given the shortened season, it's quite possible Pruitt won't be heard from at all in 2020. The Astros are very shorthanded in the pitching department, as Justin Verlander, Ryan Pressly and Chris Devenski have all been diagnosed with arm injuries in the last 48 hours.

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    • Pruitt (elbow) was placed on the injured list Thursday, Julia Morales of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports. Pruitt is expected to miss the first week of the season while working his way back from elbow inflammation. Once healthy, the right-hander should factor into the backend of Houston's bullpen at some point in 2020.

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    YearTeamAPPGSINNWLSKBBIHAERAWHIP
    2020 HOU 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
    2019 TB 14 2 47.0 3 0 0 39 12 47 4.40 1.25
    2018 TB 23 0 69.7 2 3 4 42 16 72 4.65 1.26
    TOTAL 67 10 199.3 12 8 5 147 50 222 4.87 1.36

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