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April 10, 2021 12:04 PM
Astros' Austin Pruitt: Transferred to 60-day IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pruitt (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Saturday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

He had surgery in September to repair a hairline fracture in his elbow and evidently won't be ready to return to game action until June at the earliest.

April 1, 2021 03:20 PM
Astros' Austin Pruitt: Placed on injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pruitt (elbow) landed on the 10-day list as expected Thursday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Pruitt was always expected to miss the start of the season while recovering from September elbow surgery. It's not yet clear when the Astros think he'll be ready to go.

February 10, 2021 12:16 PM
Astros' Austin Pruitt: Not expected for season's start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pruitt (elbow) is not expected to be ready for the start of the season, Brian McTaggart of the Astros' official site reports.

Pruitt underwent surgery last September for a hairline fracture in his right elbow after missing the abbreviated 2020 season. He had been in the mix for a spot in the rotation during the first training camp prior to the pandemic, but the elbow put the kibosh on any chances to start when the season opened in July. Once healthy, the right-hander is expected to serve in a swing role with multiple innings as a reliever or starter/opener.

December 2, 2020 08:52 PM
Astros' Austin Pruitt: Avoids arbitration with Astros
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pruitt (elbow) agreed to a one-year, $617,500 contract with the Astros on Wednesday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

He underwent surgery in September to repair a hairline fracture in his elbow, but he is supposed to be available sometime early in the 2021 season. Pruitt profiles as a swing man or long reliever for Houston.

September 4, 2020 04:04 PM
Astros' Austin Pruitt: Out for season after elbow surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pruitt won't return this season, as he underwent surgery to repair a hairline fracture in his elbow Wednesday, Brian McTaggart of reports.

Pruitt was expected to compete for a rotation spot this season but never got the chance to do so due to what was originally referred to as elbow inflammation. The issue was evidently more serious than that, and he now won't even pick up a baseball for several months. The timing of the procedure means it's far from a guarantee that he'll be back in time for Opening Day next season.

August 7, 2020 10:52 AM
Astros' Austin Pruitt: Shifts to 45-day IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pruitt (elbow) was transferred to the 45-day injured list Friday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The 30-year-old landed on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation at the start of the season and was shut down from throwing shortly thereafter. It remains unclear where Pruitt stands in his recovery, but he won't be seeing game action until at least September.

July 27, 2020 10:48 PM
Astros' Austin Pruitt: Shut down from throwing
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Pruitt (elbow) has been shut down from throwing, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.

This is an ominous sign for a pitcher who was diagnosed with elbow inflammation a couple weeks ago. Given the shortened season, it's quite possible Pruitt won't be heard from at all in 2020. The Astros are very shorthanded in the pitching department, as Justin Verlander, Ryan Pressly and Chris Devenski have all been diagnosed with arm injuries in the last 48 hours.

July 23, 2020 02:36 PM
Astros' Austin Pruitt: Sent to IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pruitt (elbow) was placed on the injured list Thursday, Julia Morales of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.

Pruitt is expected to miss the first week of the season while working his way back from elbow inflammation. Once healthy, the right-hander should factor into the backend of Houston's bullpen at some point in 2020.

July 16, 2020 11:56 PM
Astros' Austin Pruitt: Feeling better but will miss time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pruitt's elbow is feeling better, but he expects to miss at least a week at the start of the season, Brian McTaggart of reports.

Pruitt has been dealing with elbow inflammation, an issue that also plagued him back in spring training. He was considered to be in contention for a spot in the back of the Astros' rotation, which may have an extra slot available due to the absence of Jose Urquidy (undisclosed), but his inability to build up to a starter's workload may rule him out of that conversation. Framber Valdez appears to be in line to win the job.

July 15, 2020 07:40 PM
Astros' Austin Pruitt: Dealing with elbow
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pruitt has developed inflammation in his right elbow, Brian McTaggart of reports.

Houston manager Dusty Baker indicated Tuesday that Pruitt was ailing for an undisclosed reason, so knowing it's an elbow injury clarifies the picture. Pruitt is one of several starters that is expected to serve as depth and was in the mix as a possible replacement for No. 4 starter Jose Urquidy, who was placed on the 10-day injured list for an undisclosed reason.

July 14, 2020 06:28 PM
Astros' Austin Pruitt: Dealing with apparent injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Dusty Baker said Tuesday that Pruitt is "ailing" for an undisclosed reason, Brian McTaggart of reports.

It's unclear what issue Pruitt is dealing with, but Baker listed him among two other teammates that have been limited with apparent injuries. Whether the ailment impacts Pruitt's availability for the start of the regular season remains to be seen. The 30-year-old made 14 appearances (two starts) for the Rays last season, posting a 4.40 ERA and 1.26 WHIP across 47 innings.

March 19, 2020 09:48 AM
Astros' Austin Pruitt: Having good spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pruitt has allowed two runs on six hits and one walk while striking out three over nine spring innings.

Pruitt is still in the mix for a spot in the rotation, per Brian McTaggart of The Astros were looking at one opening in the rotation, but Justin Verlander's groin injury is estimated to make him unavailable until mid-May, just about the time MLB could be back in business following the coronavirus pandemic. There's way too much uncertainty at this point, but Pruitt is being considered along with Josh James, Framber Valdez and Bryan Abreu.

January 12, 2020 10:36 AM
Astros' Austin Pruitt: In mix for rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pruitt will join a group of pitchers that compete for the fifth spot in Houston's rotation, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The Astros acquired Pruitt from the Rays last week, returning the Houston-area native and former University of Houston standout to the area where he grew up. "We're not sure of the exact role, but I think he can start and I think that puts him in a final group of pitchers competing for our final spot or two," Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said. The right-hander will compete with Josh James, Brad Peacock and Framber Valdez along with prospects Forrest Whitaker and Cristian Javier. Pruitt does not have minor-league options, so his inclusion on the Opening Day roster appears definite.

January 10, 2020 03:08 AM
Astros' Austin Pruitt: Headed to Houston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pruitt was traded from the Rays to the Astros in exchange for Peyton Battenfield and Cal Stevenson on Thursday, Brian McTaggart of reports.

Pruitt put together the best big-league season of his career in 2019 with the Rays, posting a 4.40 ERA and 1.26 WHIP with a 39:12 K:BB over 47 frames. He'll join a Houston bullpen that already has a handful of impressive arms, likely putting him in line for mid-to-low-leverage work in 2020.

September 24, 2019 04:00 PM
Rays' Austin Pruitt: Grabs third win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pruitt (3-0) was credited with the victory in a win over the Red Sox on Monday despite allowing two earned runs on three hits and two walks over one inning. He struck out one.

Pruitt was far from sharp, painting himself into a corner after retiring the first two batters in the fourth inning. The right-hander ultimately allowed five consecutive hitters to reach safely and surrendered RBI singles to Rafael Devers and J.D. Martinez, but he became the pitcher of record when the Rays popped off for six runs in the home half of the frame and then hung on the rest of the way. Pruitt has allowed a total of 10 earned runs across his last six appearances overall, though six of those came in one game back on Aug. 24.

September 12, 2019 03:24 PM
Rays' Austin Pruitt: Strong outing as primary pitcher
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pruitt allowed one hit over 3.1 scoreless innings of relief in Wednesday's loss to the Rangers. He struck out one batter and did not issue a walk.

Andrew Kittredge and Jalen Beeks combined to allow five runs in the first inning, but Pruitt's strong performance allowed the Rays to claw back into it (they actually took an 8-7 lead in the fourth before the Rangers pulled ahead again in the seventh). Pruitt now has a 0.66 ERA and 11:1 K:BB in his last three appearances (two starts), spanning 13.2 innings. With two off days next week, Pruitt figures to remain in a multi-inning relief role for the time being.

September 11, 2019 01:44 PM
Rays' Austin Pruitt: Following opener Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pruitt will work behind an opener Wednesday against the Rangers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The 30-year-old worked as a traditional starter in has last two outings and gave up only one run over 10.1 innings, but he'll follow opener Andrew Kittredge on Wednesday. Pruitt had a 4.43 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 37:10 K:BB through 42.2 innings this season.

September 6, 2019 01:36 PM
Rays' Austin Pruitt: Solid in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pruitt did not factor into the decision during Thursday's win, holding Toronto to one run on four hits and a walk while striking out four across five innings.

Making his second start of the season, Pruitt was able to limit the Blue Jays to a single run, which came in the form of a leadoff home run by Bo Bichette. The right-hander was solid in his last start as well, firing 5.1 shutout innings with six strikeouts. Pruitt had previously served as a bulk reliever for the Rays this season. He'll carry a 4.43 ERA and 1.24 WHIP into his next outing, which projects to come Wednesday at Texas.

September 4, 2019 01:36 PM
Rays' Austin Pruitt: Set to start Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pruitt will start Thursday's game against the Blue Jays, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.

Pruitt was expected to be utilized as part of the bullpen game during the nightcap of Tuesday's doubleheader, but he didn't pitch and will instead receive the starting nod Thursday. The 30-year-old will look to build on his last start in which he allowed only four hits and had six strikeouts over 5.1 scoreless frames.

September 3, 2019 11:16 AM
Rays' Austin Pruitt: Likely part of bullpen day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pruitt is likely to cover multiple innings as part of a bullpen day approach deployed by manager Kevin Cash for the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Orioles, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Pruitt will be going on less rest than usual, as he just logged 5.1 innings Saturday. Therefore, he may not cover the usual amount of frames that Cash usually has a true primary pitcher work, but he may be in line for at least 2-to-3 innings if he's able to keep his pitch count at reasonable levels.

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