Moran (face) will undergo surgery later this week to repair a fractured cheekbone, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Astros manager A.J. Hinch previously hinted that Moran, who was hospitalized after fouling a ball off his face over the weekend, would likely need to undergo a procedure to address the broken bone. The Astros should release a recovery timetable for Moran once the surgery is completed. In addition to the fractured cheekbone, Moran also sustained a concussion during the at-bat.
Moran (face) was released from the hospital Monday and will head back to Houston soon, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
This is good news, as Moran was carted off the field after he took a foul ball off the face the day before. The Astros haven't formally announced whether Moran will need surgery to repair the facial fractures, but manager A.J. Hinch suggested it was "very likely" the third baseman would require a procedure. More information should come forth on Moran's status relatively soon.
Moran (face, concussion) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
It was fully expected that Moran would require a DL stint after he needed to be carted off the field Saturday against the Orioles after fouling off a ball into his face during a sixth-inning at-bat. Moran was diagnosed with a facial fracture and a concussion and spent Saturday night in the hospital, though it's expected he'll be discharged in the near future. While Moran isn't experiencing any issues with his vision, the fracture could require surgical intervention, but manager A.J. Hinch said Sunday that doctors have yet to determine if that will be necessary, according to Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle. The Astros recalled utility infielder Tyler White from Triple-A Fresno to take Moran's spot on the active roster.
Moran was sent to the hospital after being carted off the field Saturday and is being evaluated for everything from a concussion to a facial/orbital fracture, Julia Morales of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.
He left after a scary moment when he fouled a ball into his left eye, which led to him being woozy and bleeding and being unable to walk off the field with assistance. Moran should be considered out indefinitely, and will likely require a DL stint. Marwin Gonzalez and Alex Bregman will handle the left side of the infield for the foreseeable future.
Moran was carted off the field Saturday in the top of the sixth inning after fouling a ball off the handle off his bat and into his left eye, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
He went down after the hit-by-pitch, and after briefly being helped to his feet, Moran went back to the ground and it became clear that he would not be able to walk off the field with assistance. The injury was so scary that the local broadcast decided not to show the replay. Reports suggest that Moran was woozy and bleeding. Marwin Gonzalez replaced him at third base. It would not be surprising if Moran was placed on the disabled list and missed a good chunk of time.
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