Forrest Whitley

#61 SP / Houston Astros / EXP: 0YRS / MINORS Height: 6-7 Weight: 195 lb Age: 23 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Astros' Forrest Whitley: Undergoes surgery

      Forrest Whitley underwent Tommy John elbow surgery Wednesday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.Whitley felt discomfort in the elbow while throwing live batting practice earlier this month and could not avoid surgery. He faces a 12-to-14 month recovery period and could possibly pitch during the second half of 2022.

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      Astros' Forrest Whitley: Sent to Triple-A

      The Houston Astros optioned Forrest Whitley (elbow) to their minor-league camp Sunday, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.Whitley's demotion was merely procedural, as the right-handed pitching prospect is already slated to miss the entire 2021 season due to his impending Tommy John surgery. Due to the timing of his procedure, Whitley will more than likely miss the first half of the 2022 campaign as well.

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      Astros' Forrest Whitley: Elects Tommy John surgery

      Forrest Whitley will undergo Tommy John surgery, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.Whitley was told by a doctor over the weekend that he'd require Tommy John surgery, and manager Dusty Baker revealed Wednesday that he received a second opinion that confirmed the prognosis. Whitley won't pitch until 2022 as a result, and the right-hander has thrown just 86 innings since the start of the 2018 campaign due to a suspension and various injuries.

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      Astros' Forrest Whitley: Tommy John surgery recommended

      Forrest Whitley has been told by a doctor that he'll need Tommy John surgery, Mark Berman of KRIV Fox 26 reports.Whitley experienced some arm soreness during a recent simulated game and has since been diagnosed with a right UCL sprain, per Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle. It's the latest in a long line of setbacks for the talented 23-year-old, who's thrown just 86 innings since the start of the 2018 season due to a suspension and multiple injuries. It had looked as though he was on the doorstep of making his big-league debut, especially after Framber Valdez fractured his finger, but it now looks as if he won't pitch in any capacity until the middle of next year. He'll get a second opinion, the results of which should be known within a few days, before going through with the procedure.

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      Astros' Forrest Whitley: Experiencing arm soreness

      Forrest Whitley threw a simulated game and, per manager Dusty Baker, "came up sore," Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.Baker did not disclose any other details on Whitley's status, but this report certainly provides reason for concern, and it will presumably alter Whitley's throwing program to some degree.

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      Astros' Forrest Whitley: Arrives at camp

      Forrest Whitley cleared COVID-19 intake testing and joined the Houston Astros for workouts Wednesday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.Whitley missed just under a week of camp, so he shouldn't be too far behind the rest of the Houston pitching staff in the ramp-up process for the start of the season. The 23-year-old is still waiting for his first big-league call-up, as he missed out on a potential promotion last summer while battling an arm injury. He's back to full health for the start of spring training, but Whitley will likely have to impress at Triple-A Sugar Land to begin the season before Houston gives him a trial in the big-league rotation.

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      Astros' Forrest Whitley: Still under intake procedures

      Forrest Whitley's arrival to camp is delayed due to COVID-19 intake procedures, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.Players underwent a PCR and antibody test upon reporting for spring training and is now required to observe a five-day quarantine period. It was previously unclear what had caused Whitley's delayed arrival, and given this news, it's now expected the 23-year-old will be available within a matter of days.

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      Astros' Forrest Whitley: Not yet at camp

      Forrest Whitley (arm) has yet to arrive at spring training, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.Whitley is currently in West Palm Beach, but he hasn't yet reported to camp for an unspecified reason. Manager Dusty Baker said that his late arrival isn't related to the arm issue that sidelined him for most of the 2020 season, but it's not yet clear when he'll join the team. If he's fully healthy, Whitley could make his major-league debut at some point in 2021.

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      Astros' Forrest Whitley: Added to 40-man roster

      Forrest Whitley (arm) was added to the Houston Astros' 40-man roster Friday, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.General manager James Click told Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle that Whitley has been working out and the team expects him to be healthy for the start of spring training, but as with any pitcher who ended the season with an arm injury, we should wait until he is throwing in spring games before taking that as gospel. Whitley was an obvious player to protect from the Rule 5 draft, but he is coming off a pretty disappointing season, as he was looking as good as he has in years before coming down with an arm injury early at the alternate training site. Health permitting, this could be the year that he finally makes his big-league debut.

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      Astros' Forrest Whitley: Yet to resume throwing

      Forrest Whitley (arm) has yet to resume throwing at the Houston Astros' alternate training site, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.He is still working out, but there has been no word on his diagnosis after visiting a doctor earlier this month after he reported some arm discomfort. Even if he eventually gets back to 100 percent without needing surgery, he has likely missed his window to contribute at the big-league level in 2020.

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