Emanuel underwent an internal bracing surgical procedure on his left elbow Thursday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Previous reports indicated that Emanuel would be shut down for the year following elbow surgery, but he didn't know exactly which surgery would be required until he went under the knife. As it turns out, he was able to avoid his second career Tommy John surgery, but he will indeed still be out for the remainder of the year. The procedure he ended up undergoing carries a nine-month recovery timeline, meaning he'll be ready for game action during spring training next season and could have a chance to be ready by Opening Day, barring setbacks.
Emanuel will undergo season-ending elbow surgery Thursday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Emanuel has already undergone Tommy John surgery once in his career back in 2015. Elbow troubles (as well as a positive PED test) derailed his entire 2020 season, but he was able to make his big-league debut in late April and produced a 2.55 ERA and 0.91 WHIP in 17.2 innings of relief before his elbow flared up again. It's not yet clear whether the procedure he'll undergo this time around will be a second Tommy John or merely a cleanup, but either procedure is expected to wipe out the remainder of his season. If Tommy John surgery is required, he'd be on track to lose the majority of next year as well.
Emanuel will receive a second opinion on his left elbow in the coming days, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Emanuel has been dealing with left elbow soreness since Tuesday, and his second opinion could help determine the severity of the injury. A better idea of his return timetable could come into focus once the results of his second examination are known.
Emanuel was placed on the injured list with elbow soreness Friday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Emanuel exited Tuesday's game against the Dodgers with the injury. He'll now miss at least 10 days, though it's not yet clear exactly how long the Astros expect he'll be out.
Astros manager Dusty Baker said that Emanuel will be examined Wednesday after experiencing left elbow discomfort in his relief appearance during Tuesday's 9-2 loss to the Dodgers, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Emanuel walked the only batter he faced on four pitchers before exiting the contest. The Astros are viewing Emanuel as day-to-day until the results of his examinations are known, so he presumably won't be available out of the bullpen for Wednesday's series finale.
Emanuel was removed from Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers with left elbow discomfort, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The 28-year-old entered with the bases loaded during the eighth inning and issued a four-pitch walk, and he then exited the contest with the athletic trainer. Emanuel should be considered day-to-day since the severity of the injury remains unclear.
Emanuel (1-0) picked up the win in Saturday's 16-2 rout of the Angels, giving up two runs on five hits over 8.2 innings of relief. He struck out five without walking a batter.
Jake Odorizzi left the game after only five pitches due to forearm tightness, forcing Emanuel into action for his big-league debut under less-than-ideal circumstances. The 28-year-old rose to the occasion, however, with only solo homers by Albert Pujols and Shohei Ohtani marring his performance. Emanuel tossed an efficient 90 pitches (65 strikes), and while the Astros' offensive eruption certainly took the pressure off the lefty, he still made a strong case to fill any rotation vacancy that Odorizzi's injury might create. Of course, as he'll be unavailable for a number of days after this performance, he could also be optioned right back to the alternate site to make way for a fresh bullpen arm. Emanuel doesn't have elite raw stuff, working in the low 90s with a sinker and mixing in a slider and changeup, but he opened a lot of eyes with this outing.
Emanuel (suspension) was activated from restricted list and called up from the alternate training site Friday, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.
The 28-year-old's 80-game suspension was completed Thursday, and he'll now join the Astros for his major-league debut. Emanuel pitched at Triple-A in 2019 with a 3.90 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 81:23 K:BB over 101.2 innings, and he'll begin working out of the bullpen, though his role could change later this season.
Emanuel (suspension) struck out three and did not allow a hit or walk during two scoreless innings in Sunday's spring game against the Cardinals.
Emanuel still has 18 games remaining on an 80-game suspension slapped on him last August, so he will not be breaking camp with the Astros. However, he could be helpful to the team, which has been handed challenges to its starting depth. Framber Valdez (finger) and Forrest Whitley (arm) face the potential for season-ending surgeries, which puts Emanuel on the radar. "I think he's going to help us at some time during the season," manager Dusty Baker told Brian McTaggart of MLB.com. "We don't know exactly where, but he can pitch." The left-handed Emanuel has made 25 starts and thrown 228.1 innings at the Triple-A level.
Emanuel (suspension) is set to start Sunday's exhibition game against the Cardinals, according to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com.
Emanuel has yet to complete the 80-game suspension he was handed in August of last season, but he is able to appear in spring games and will make his second appearance of the spring Sunday.
Emanuel (elbow) was suspended 80 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance in violation of MLB's joint drug prevention and treatment program, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
The suspension will keep Emanuel sidelined for the remainder of the abbreviated 2020 season and into the 2021 campaign. The lefty has yet to appear in a big-league game; he posted a 3.90 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 81:23 K:BB across 101.2 innings with Triple-A round Rock in 2019.
Emanuel was omitted from the Astros' 60-man roster pool released Sunday due to an elbow injury, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.
It's unclear when Emanuel first sustained the injury, but he only recently resumed throwing and isn't expected to be ready to go when the season begins July 23. Houston still has four openings in the 60-man pool, so Emanuel could conceivably be added at a later date if he shakes off the injury within the next few weeks.
Emanuel was recently optioned to Triple-A Round Rock, Baseball America reports.
The 27-year-old southpaw had a 3.90 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 81:23 K:BB in 101.2 innings at Triple-A in 2019. He gave up one run in two innings this spring and should offer organizational bullpen depth going forward.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/25||vs LAD||L 2-9||0.0||0||0||1||0|
|05/21||@ TEX||L 5-7||0.2||1||0||1||0|
|05/19||@ OAK||W 8-1||1.0||0||0||0||2|
|05/14||vs TEX||W 10-4||1.0||1||1||0||0|
|05/10||vs LAA||L 4-5||1.1||0||0||1||1|
|05/09||vs TOR||W 7-4||1.0||2||0||0||1|
|05/07||vs TOR||W 10-4||2.0||2||2||1||0|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2015||AA-Corpus Christi Hooks||14.2||4||2||0||1||1||0||5||5||21||3.80||1.831|
|2016||AA-Corpus Christi Hooks||82.2||17||16||0||6||4||1||58||20||97||5.25||1.423|
|2017||AA-Corpus Christi Hooks||74.1||16||11||0||5||5||0||63||17||95||4.62||1.511|
|2019||AAA-Round Rock Express||101.2||28||7||0||8||2||1||81||23||98||3.91||1.196|