Odorizzi (forearm) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Wednesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Odorizzi hit the injured list in late April but was never shut down for an extended period. He's still being treated cautiously, however, as he's expected to throw another bullpen session before heading out on a rehab assignment, where he could wind up making more than one start. That could potentially push his return date to late May.
Astros general manager James Click said Wednesday that Odorizzi (forearm) is "trending toward maybe needing a rehab start or two" before being activated from the 10-day injured list, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
After noting just a few days earlier that he believed Odorizzi would be ready to rejoin the Astros without requiring a rehab assignment beforehand, Click is now walking back those comments. Click reiterated that Odorizzi's forearm remains structurally sound, so the Astros are seemingly just taking some extra caution by plotting out a minor-league assignment for the veteran right-hander. Luis Garcia -- who is scheduled to start Wednesday against the Yankees -- looks like he'll be able to make at least one more turn through the rotation after that before Odorizzi rejoins the mix.
Houston general manager James Click does not expect Odorizzi (right pronator muscle) to require a minor-league rehabilitation assignment, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Odorizzi threw off flat ground Sunday and is eligible to come off the injured list Thursday. Presuming he throws off a mound before then, Odorizzi could be ready to start when his rotation spot comes due Monday, May 10, against the Angels.
Odorizzi (forearm) resumed throwing Thursday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Manager Dusty Baker said Saturday that Odorizzi is progressing well in his recovery, and the right-hander is slated to throw off flat ground Saturday and Sunday. Odorizzi is expected to miss 2-to-3 starts due to a right pronator muscle strain, but he appears to be trending in the right direction.
Odorizzi is expected to miss 2-to-3 starts after being cleared of any structural damage in his right forearm Tuesday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
The 31-year-old was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right pronator muscle strain after exiting Saturday's start against the Angels, but he's not expected to face a lengthy absence. Odorizzi could rejoin the rotation during the second week of May if his recovery progresses as expected.
Odorizzi was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right pronator muscle strain Monday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Odorizzi exited Saturday's start against the Angels with a forearm issue, and he's slated to miss two turns through the rotation while he recovers. However, the Astros are optimistic that Odorizzi's injury is a short-term issue. Right-hander Peter Solomon was called up in a corresponding move, but it's not yet clear who will fill in as a starter while Odorizzi is sidelined.
Odorizzi (forearm) was scheduled to see a doctor Sunday but details of his examination are not yet known, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
While details remain scarce, Houston general manager James Click said conversations were "fairly optimistic" while speaking on the team's pregame radio show Sunday. He described the injury as a "muscle crap in the pronator muscle." Odorizzi departed his start Saturday after just five pitches and with noticeably reduced velocity. His next turn is scheduled for Thursday, and he is currently listed as "TBA."
Odorizzi exited his Saturday start against the Angels due to right forearm tightness, Julia Morales of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.
Odorizzi faced just one batter in Saturday's contest prior to his removal. It's not yet clear whether the injury will force the right-hander to miss any additional time, but Kent Emanuel replaced him in Saturday's game and could step in as a starter if Odorizzi is unable to make his next start.
Odorizzi left his Saturday start against the Angels with an apparent arm injury, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Odorizzi faced just a single batter before exiting the game. The exact nature of his injury remains unclear, but it's certainly not a good sign for a pitcher who was limited by multiple injuries to just 13.2 innings last season. Kent Emanuel replaced him out of the bullpen Saturday and could be in line to take his spot in the rotation should he require an extended absence.
Odorizzi (0-2) allowed four earned runs on three hits and three walks while striking out seven across 4.1 innings, taking the loss to the Mariners on Sunday.
Odorizzi cruised until he couldn't get himself out of the fifth inning Sunday. The 31-year-old has struggled in two appearances as an Astro with a 10.57 ERA in 7.2 innings. While teams have been hitting consistently against him, he still has a 13.75 K/9 rate. Odorizzi will look for his first win of the season in an upcoming start Friday against the Angels.
Odorizzi (0-1) allowed five earned runs on seven hits and no walks while striking out four across 3.1 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Tigers.
Odorizzi showed some fatigue as his start went on, which could be expected in his first start after signing late in the offseason. He worked through the first two innings with little trouble, allowing only one single. However, over the course of the next 1.1 frames, he surrendered three home runs before being pulled from the game. On the positive side, Odorizzi threw 80 pitches, so he appears to be relatively well stretched out for his next start, currently projected for Sunday at Seattle.
The Astros recalled Odorizzi from their alternate site ahead of his scheduled start Tuesday against the Tigers, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Because Odorizzi's start to the season was delayed due to conditioning reasons rather than an injury, the Astros optioned him to the alternate site rather than stashing him on the IL. With Odorizzi having now completed his buildup program, he'll be making his 2021 and Astros debut Tuesday, taking the rotation spot previously occupied by Cristian Javier. Astros manager Dusty Baker hasn't specified what restrictions Odorizzi might have in his debut, but fantasy managers shouldn't be surprised if he's capped at around 80-to-90 pitches.
Odorizzi (not injury related) is expected to start Tuesday's game against the Tigers, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The 31-year-old made a start at the Astros' alternate training site last Thursday, and he's set to remain on schedule by making his season debut Tuesday versus Detroit. Odorizzi had a delayed build-up program in spring training after signing with Houston in early March, but it appears he'll end up missing less than two weeks to begin the regular season.
Odorozzi will make a start Thursday at the Astros' alternate site, facing off against the Rangers.
Due to signing with the Astros late in winter, Odorizzi was delayed in his build-up program compared to Houston's other starters during spring training, resulting in him being held off the Opening Day roster. As Jake Kaplan of The Athletic notes, Odorizzi will be fully stretched out for a starting duty following Thursday's game, so his next outing should come with Houston. He tentatively lines up to make his Astros debut April 13 or 14 versus the Tigers.
Odorizzi (conditioning) is unlikely to make his season and Astros debut until at least April 13 against the Tigers, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Since he didn't sign his two-year, $17 million deal with the Astros until two weeks into spring training, Odorizzi is still playing catchup with his throwing progression and won't be included in the Astros' Opening Day rotation. Odorizzi was able to build up to three innings and 54 pitches in his final Grapefruit League outing Monday against Washington, but the Astros want him to complete two more live outings before activating him. He's tentatively scheduled to face hitters in simulated games Saturday and April 8, making April 13 his earliest possible debut date if the Astros keep him on a normal four-day rest schedule.
Odorizzi allowed one unearned run on three hits and one walk while striking out three over three innings in Monday's spring game against Washington.
Odorizzi, who was signed by the Astros after spring training started, is behind other starters. He ran his pitch count to 54 on Monday and is focused on getting ready for Houston's home-opening series beginning April 8, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. The right-hander will work on the backfields in simulated games over the next week to 10 days to build up for his season debut.
Odorizzi allowed seven runs on six hits and two walks while striking out one over one inning in Wednesday's spring game against Washington.
Odorizzi made his spring debut, and it was ugly. He ceded four home runs and got just two outs in the first inning before being pulled. He went back out to start the second but retired one batter and gave up back-to-back homers. Odorizzi had been scheduled to throw three innings, according to Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle. The right-hander shook off the outing and will prepare for his next appearance. "Overall, (I'm) healthy, checked the box, got the pitch count up, and we'll move on to the next one," Odorizzi said. He was signed as a free agent to replace Framber Valdez (finger) in the rotation, but Odorizzi is not expected to be ready early in the season.
Odorizzi doesn't expect to be built up enough to take his first turn in the rotation but expects to be ready to debut during the Astros' first homestand, which runs from April 8-14, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Odorizzi didn't sign with the Astros until March 6, giving him less than a month to get ready for Opening Day. That's not quite enough time, but he should be ready to go without missing more than one start. The Astros do have six games in six days to start the season, however, so they'll need to turn to a spot starter for one of those. If Odorizzi's prediction about his timeline is accurate, he'll make his Astros debut against the Athletics or Tigers.
Odorizzi will throw live batting practice Friday before making his spring debut Wednesday against Washington, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Odorizzi is locked into a rotation spot, but the fact that he didn't sign until early March means he may not have time to get up to speed by the start of the regular season. The Astros start the season with six straight games, so they'll need a fifth starter right away. They'll likely to use a spot starter for one of those games, but they'll then have four off days in the next 13 days, so Odorizzi could take as much time as he needs while only needing a replacement once.
Odorizzi likely won't be ready for Opening Day because he'll need more time to build up his pitch count, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Odorizzi was recently signed after Framber Valdez suffered a broken left ring finger and has not yet pitched in a Grapefruit League game. He's expected to replace Valdez in the rotation, but if he's unavailable for a turn or two, Houston will need to turn to a diminishing stock of available starters. Cristian Javier hasn't pitched since May 2 and just returned from being in quarantine; it's a similar situation for Luis Garcia, who spent time in quarantine and has not yet pitched this spring. That could lead to early season starts for Brandon Bielak.
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|04/24||vs LAA||W 16-2||0.1||0||0||0||0|
|04/18||@ SEA||L 2-7||1||4.1||3||4||3||7|
|04/13||vs DET||L 2-8||1||3.1||7||5||0||4|
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|2010||AFX-Wisconsin Timber Rat||120.0||23||20||0||7||3||1||135||40||99||3.45||1.158|
|2011||AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock||78.0||15||15||0||5||4||0||103||22||68||2.88||1.154|
|2011||AA-Northwest Arkansas N||68.0||12||12||0||5||3||0||54||22||66||4.76||1.294|
|2012||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||107.1||19||18||0||11||3||0||88||40||105||2.94||1.354|
|2012||AA-Northwest Arkansas N||38.0||7||7||0||4||2||0||47||10||27||3.32||0.974|
|2015||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||9.2||2||2||0||0||0||0||8||2||4||0.98||0.652|
|2017||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||3.0||1||1||0||0||1||0||6||0||3||6.00||1.000|