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39 Josh James RP

Houston Astros

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June 10, 2021 04:24 PM
Astros' Josh James: Suffers setback
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

James (hip) recently suffered a setback in his recovery process, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

James was transferred to the 60-day injured list at the end of May but had been throwing off a mound recently. However, he apparently hurt his hamstring while going through conditioning work. The right-hander wasn't expected to return until sometime later in June, and it's not yet clear how much the recent setback will affect his rehab timeline.

May 26, 2021 05:44 PM
Astros' Josh James: Sent to 60-day IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Astros placed James (hip) on the 60-day injured list Wednesday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

The transaction makes James ineligible to rejoin the active roster until May 31, but Houston likely wasn't counting on the right-hander being available before June anyway. Per McTaggart, general manager James Click said that James has resumed throwing off a mound at the Astros' spring facility in Florida, and the 28-year-old is likely a couple weeks away from being ready to pitch in the big leagues. Though he struggled to the tune of a 7.27 ERA in 2020, the righty boasts overpowering stuff and could re-emerge as an effective pitcher once again if he manages to reduce his alarming walk rate.

May 20, 2021 02:36 PM
Astros' Josh James: Resumes throwing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

James (hip) recently resumed throwing, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

James has been on the injured list since the start of the regular season after he suffered a setback in his recovery from hip surgery in mid-March. The right-hander has felt good while throwing in Florida, but it's not yet clear when he'll be able to return to game action.

April 1, 2021 03:16 PM
Astros' Josh James: Hits injured list as expected
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

James (hip) was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

This move was expected even before James suffered a setback in his recovery from hip surgery in mid-March. He won't be ready before late May at the earliest, so it's possible he heads to the 60-day injured list soon.

March 31, 2021 10:04 AM
Astros' Josh James: Won't return before late May
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

James is feeling good following a setback in his recovery from hip surgery but won't return until late May or early June, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

The Astros had previously said James wasn't expected to land on the 60-day injured list, but the timeline provided Tuesday suggests that such a move may be coming. He was originally given a timeline of 6-to-8 months when he underwent the procedure in late October, so his mid-March setback doesn't seem to have affected his progress significantly.

March 17, 2021 08:32 PM
Astros' Josh James: Endures setback in recovery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Dusty Baker said Wednesday that James (hip) recently experienced a "physical setback," Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Baker didn't elaborate on what has stunted James' recovery from offseason left hip surgery, but the skipper noted the right-hander has not yet arrived in camp. James is expected to clear COVID-19 intake testing protocols soon, so the Astros should be able to provide more clarity on where he stands in his recovery from surgery once team trainers have a chance to re-evaluate him. Baker said at the start of spring training that James wasn't considered a candidate for the 60-day injured list, but the Astros' stance may have changed since James has yet to resume working out in front of the team a month later.

February 19, 2021 01:00 PM
Astros' Josh James: Not considered for 60-day IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Dusty Baker said James (hip) isn't being considered for the 60-day injured list since the team expects the pitcher to return in a shorter time frame, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.

The 27-year-old was expected to be sidelined 6-to-8 months after undergoing hip surgery in October, and he appears headed for the front end of that recovery timeline. James still likely won't be ready for Opening Day, but it's possible he only ends up missing the first few weeks of the season.

October 25, 2020 12:12 AM
Astros' Josh James: Undergoes hip surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

James will be out for 6-8 months after undergoing surgery on his left hip Saturday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

James underwent the procedure to repair a labral tear. He's seemingly a lock to miss at least some time at the start of next season, as even hitting the early end of the given timeline would see him back on the field in late April. A slower recovery could leave him out until late June. James really struggled in 17.1 innings this season, posting a 7.27 ERA and a 1.85 WHIP while walking 20.5 percent of opposing batters, though whether or not his hip was part of the problem is not clear.

October 16, 2020 10:08 AM
Astros' Josh James: Leaves with back tightness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

James left Thursday's win over the Rays in the eighth inning with back tightness according to manager Dusty Baker, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

James got the final out of the seventh before coming out for the eighth. He allowed a game-tying home run to Ji-Man Choi and then retired the next two batters before exiting with trainers. Ryan Pressly, who was likely to enter the game in the ninth inning, got the final out of the eighth. Baker confirmed after the game that James' back tightened up, but did not discuss the reliever's availability for the remainder of the series.

September 28, 2020 08:08 PM
Astros' Josh James: Available for AL Wild Card Round
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

James (undisclosed) will be available to pitch in the American League Wild Card Round against Minnesota, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.

James has been on the 10-day injured list since Friday for unknown reasons, but skipper Dusty Baker has since disclosed that the right-hander will be available to throw in the first round of the postseason. He appeared in 13 games during the regular season, posting a 7.27 ERA and 1.85 WHIP with 21 strikeouts over 17.1 innings.

September 25, 2020 06:28 PM
Astros' Josh James: Out for undisclosed reasons
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

James landed on the injured list for undisclosed reasons Friday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

Undisclosed reasons in 2020 have often meant COVID-19, though that of course is far from guaranteed. Whatever the reason, his regular season is over, but he could potentially play a part in the playoffs. Chase De Jong was recalled in a corresponding move.

September 18, 2020 07:40 AM
Astros' Josh James: Earns hold Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

James allowed one hit and struck out three over 1.2 scoreless innings to earn his third hold in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Rangers.

James still has an ugly 8.22 ERA, but the right-handed flamethrower has not allowed a run over his last three appearances. He's struck out five without a walk over four innings during the streak. The Astros' bullpen has battled injuries and inconsistency, particularly among the rookies forced into prominent roles, so it would be a boost if James has righted himself after a shaky start.

September 10, 2020 12:36 AM
Astros' Josh James: Charged with blown save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

James (hip) allowed a run on a hit and two walks while striking out one over two-thirds of an inning in Wednesday's loss to the Athletics.

James allowed a game-tying, two-run double to Tommy La Stella in the seventh inning -- one of the runs that scored was charged to Cionel Perez. The 27-year-old James has struggled with command this year, with 16 walks issued over 11.1 innings. He also has an 11.12 ERA across eight appearances (two starts), but he's expected to be deployed out of the bullpen going forward.

September 9, 2020 07:56 PM
Astros' Josh James: Returns from injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

James (hip) was activated from the 10-day injured list Wednesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The 27-year-old reportedly had yet to resume throwing off a mound as recent as last Thursday, but he's apparently made significant progress in his recovery over the past week. James allowed 13 runs on 12 hits with a 13:14 K:BB over 10.2 innings before going down with the left hip issue Aug. 20.

September 3, 2020 01:00 PM
Astros' Josh James: Not yet throwing off mound
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

James (hip) is throwing off flat ground but has not advanced to mound work, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.

It doesn't sound like James is particularly close to returning to game action, and with a little over three weeks remaining in the regular season, it would not be surprising if he does not return this season. James came into the year as a potential high-strikeout starting pitcher who was looking to finally grab hold of one of Houston's rotation spots, but he gave up seven runs while walking 11 batters in six innings (two starts) before moving to the bullpen.

August 22, 2020 10:36 PM
Astros' Josh James: Lands on injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

James was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with left hip discomfort, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

The 27-year-old was lifted from Thursday's contest after suffering the injury while fielding a grounder, and he'll require at least 10 days to recover. James will be eligible to be activated for the Sept. 1 matchup against Texas, though it's unclear if he's expected to be healthy by then. Michael Brantley (quadriceps) was activated off the injured list in a corresponding move.

August 20, 2020 08:36 PM
Astros' Josh James: Dealing with hip discomfort
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Astros manager Dusty Baker indicated that James was removed from Thursday's 10-8 win over the Rockies due to left hip discomfort, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

James appeared to suffer the injury while fielding the final out of the sixth inning. He recorded three outs in the appearance, but not before giving up a run on two hits and a walk. The Astros are labeling James as day-to-day for now, but he'll presumably be re-evaluated ahead of this weekend's series in San Diego.

August 20, 2020 07:24 PM
Astros' Josh James: Dealing with hip issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

James is dealing with left hip discomfort, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

James had to be helped off the field during Thursday's win against the Rockies, and manager Dusty Baker revealed after the game that he suffered a left hip injury. It's unclear whether his availability will be impacted in the coming days.

August 21, 2020 04:08 AM
Astros' Josh James: Leaves game with injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

James exited Thursday's game against the Rockies with an apparent left leg injury, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

As James was fielding a groundball for the final out of the sixth inning Thursday, he appeared to suffer a left leg injury. He appeared to be in considerable pain. The right-hander had to be helped off the field by trainers and was replaced in the bottom of the seventh inning. It's unclear when he'll be able to take the mound again.

August 18, 2020 04:12 PM
Astros' Josh James: Picks up second hold
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

James walked one and struck out one in two-thirds of an inning to earn a hold in Monday's 2-1 win over Colorado.

James is back in the bullpen after two shaky starts to open the season. He's adjusting to life as a reliever and has earned holds in two consecutive outings. James, who still harbors the belief that he's a starter, continues to mix all four of his pitches as a reliever, Alyson Footer of MLB.com reports. James relies heavily on the fastball, which he's thrown 59 percent of the time, and the slider (24 percent). In shorter bullpen outings, his devastating fastball velocity has ticked up.

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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2021HOU000.000000000.00000000
2020HOU107.27132000217.3151414421721
2019HOU514.70491001361.346343210435100
2018HOU202.3563000023.0156632729
Total814.62060015101.376545217859150
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2021HOU000---00000---0.0000---
2020HOU012160.8000002.2341.8468317.65
2019HOU029520.6000006.2031.32126612.47
2018HOU015230.7000000.1830.957919.39
Total056910.60113008.2041.33244012.70
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2014R-Greeneville Astros 39.213601304515352.751.276
2015AFX-Quad Cities River Ba116.12418074189411022.641.232
2016AFA-Lancaster JetHawks110.123190951121401204.821.453
2017AA-Corpus Christi Hooks 76.0211104837232794.381.461
2018AAX-Corpus Christi Hooks 21.26400013810172.551.274
2018AAA-Fresno Grizzlies 92.21717064013339623.421.095
2019AAA-Round Rock Express 3.130000052411.611.935
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/234
Birthdate:
03/08/1993
Age:
28
Hometown:
Hollywood, FL
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Houston Astros
College:

MLB Experience:
2