Sipp (right calf soreness) was activated from the 10-day DL on Saturday. This move was expected prior to the doubleheader against the Mets, with rosters expanding this month. Sipp should return to a low-leverage role down the stretch. He has a career-worst 6.47 ERA and 33 strikeouts in 32 innings this season.
Sipp (calf) met up with the Astros in St. Petersburg to be evaluated by team trainers Wednesday, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports. The left-hander has been on a rehabilitation assignment for the past 10 days. Sipp, who allowed one run in three innings over three rehab appearances, is expected to fly back to Houston with the team Thursday and will be activated when rosters are set to expand Friday.
Sipp (calf) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment with Double-A Corpus Christi on Tuesday, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports. Sipp, who has been sidelined all month with right calf soreness, continues to inch closer to a return to the big-league bullpen. While the Astros haven't determined the length of his rehab assignment, he's expected to need multiple outings before being activated, which likely won't be until after rosters expand at the beginning of September. When he does return, he'll likely be used in lower-leverage situations given his unsightly 6.47 ERA through 32 innings this season.
Manager AJ Hinch said that Sipp (calf) could head out on a rehab assignment with Double-A Corpus Christi by the middle of next week, Christian Boutwell of MLB.com reports. Sipp has been sidelined since the beginning of this month while dealing with right calf soreness, but appears to be on the verge of facing live hitting. Throughout the course of the 2017 season, the 34-year-old has posted a 6.47 ERA and 1.31 WHIP in 32 innings. He's pitched slightly better than his numbers suggest, but it's unlikely that Sipp will be on the mound for many high-leverage situations with the Astros during the rest of this year.
Sipp was placed on the 10-day disabled list with right calf soreness. Sipp allowed six runs over his last 1.1 innings pitched, and this calf injury could help explain his recent struggles. The lefty owns an abysmal 6.47 ERA through 32 innings this season, so he could see a lesser role upon his return from the DL given the Astros' recent acquisition of Francisco Liriano.
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