Abreu (leg) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Sugar Land this week, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Abreu sustained a leg injury while shagging flyballs during batting practice in late May, and he's been on the injured list since May 30. He could require multiple rehab appearances since he's missed just over three weeks, but he appears to be trending toward a return.
Manager Dusty Baker said Tuesday that Abreu (leg) will be out "a while," Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Abreu suffered his injury while shagging balls during practice Saturday, and he's on crutches as a result. Baker didn't provide a timetable for the right-hander's return, but it appears as though he'll miss more than the minimum 10 days.
Abreu (leg) was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
The 24-year-old sustained the injury while shagging balls during batting practice Saturday, and he'll require a trip to the injured list. It's unclear how long Abreu is expected to be sidelined, though he'll be eligible to be activated June 8.
Abreu was unavailable for Saturday's game against the Padres due to a leg injury, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
The 24-year-old apparently suffered the injury while shagging flyballs during batting practice. It's unclear if the issue will affect Abreu's availability for Sunday's series finale.
Abreu earned the save against the Dodgers on Wednesday, pitching a scoreless inning and allowing two walks while striking out one.
The Astros held a 5-2 lead heading into the ninth frame, but regular closer Ryan Pressly was unable to pitch due to a stiff neck. Houston consequently turned to Abreu, who put a pair of runners on base with walks but rebounded to strike out Albert Pujols and wrap up the first save of his career. It remains to be seen how much additional time, if any, Pressly will miss, and Abreu could be in the mix for additional save chances if the Astros are without their primary closer for future contests.
Abreu (2-3) allowed three runs (two earned) on a hit and a walk over 0.2 innings Friday, striking out one and taking a loss against Texas.
Abreu came into the 10th inning to protect a 5-4 lead and took the loss after serving up a walkoff three-run blast to Adolis Garcia. The 24-year-old has five holds this season but has blown all three of his save opportunities. His season ERA shot up to 4.18 through 23.2 innings.
Abreu (1-1) was charged with the loss Friday against the Athletics, allowing one run on one hit while striking out one across 2.1 innings.
The righty sat down the first six men he faced in relief of Lance McCullers before allowing a single in the top of the eighth. Abreu was pulled by manager Dusty Baker after striking out the next batter. The baserunner he allowed would come around to score on a Matt Olson home run, sticking Abreu with the loss. Nevertheless, it has been a strong start to the season for the 25-year-old, who has only surrendered one run across 6.2 innings pitched.
Abreu (1-0) allowed one hit and one walk while striking out one over 2.1 scoreless innings to earn the win over Oakland on Friday.
Abreu entered for starter Cristian Javier, who labored through 38 pitches in the fourth inning and left with two runners on. Abreu retired Elvis Andrus on a groundout then navigated two uneventful innings. Abreu was stretched out during spring training for scenarios like this. Javier missed time this spring due to quarantining and was not built up as a six- or seven-inning starter.
Abreu allowed two runs on three hits and one walk while striking out three over three innings in Saturday's spring game against the Mets.
Abreu, who was informed that he made the Opening Day roster prior to starting Saturday's game, could see meaningful usage as a stretched-out, multi-inning reliever during the first few weeks of the regular season. The Astros have two rotation slots not yet stretched out. Cristian Javier, who's scheduled to throw the second game of the regular season, has thrown just 3.1 spring innings. The No. 5 slot will eventually go to Jake Odorizzi, but he needs to build up innings and pitch count before entering the rotation. That means Abreu, Brandon Bielak and Luis Garcia, each stretched out for multiple innings, could see significant usage, and possibly a start, early on.
Abreu was informed Saturday that he'll make the Astros' Opening Day roster as a reliever, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Abreu was ramping up his innings during Grapefruit League games but will begin the 2021 season in the major-league bullpen rather than joining Triple-A Sugar Land's rotation. The right-hander has made three appearances (two starts) this spring and posted a 3.68 ERA and 0.95 WHIP in 7.1 innings. Abreu should serve as a middle reliever for Houston early in the year.
Abreu struck out four over three perfect innings in Monday's spring game against the Mets.
Abreu is ramping up his innings in case he's needed in Houston, but he's expected to start the season as part of Triple-A Sugar Land's rotation, per Brian McTaggart of MLB.com. He could, however, be part of the Astros' bullpen with reliever Andre Scrubb suffering from a sore right shoulder.
Abreu walked two batters and struck out one in a scoreless inning during a "B" game against the Nationals on Saturday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Abreu, who made his first appearance since clearing health and safety protocols, walked the first two batters he faced before getting a strikeout and inducing a double-play grounder. Both he and Luis Garcia pitched in the game, and each may be needed early in the season as Houston's starting depth suddenly became an issue over the last week. Abreu, whose previous appearance was Feb. 28, will need time to be ready as a starter for the first week of the regular season.
Abreu will pitch in a "B" game Saturday against the Nationals, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Abreu will be making his first appearance since finishing his quarantine. He has not thrown in a game situation since going two innings against the Marlins on Feb. 28. The state of Houston's starting rotation is getting dicey already at the mid-point of March. There's still an ongoing evaluation of Framber Valdez (finger), Jake Odorizzi is unlikely to build up his pitch count in time for Opening Day and several depth starting candidates, including Abreu, lost time due to being in quarantine.
Abreu has returned to the team after quarantining in accordance with MLB's health and safety protocols, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Abreu had been away from the team for around a week, but he should be set to resume throwing. He drew strong reviews for his conditioning earlier in camp and could make the Opening Day roster as a reliever.
Abreu will be away from camp for "several days" due to health and safety protocols, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.
Abreu entered spring training in better shape than he was last season and made his spring debut in Sunday's loss to the Marlins. He allowed two runs (one earned) on one hit and one walk while failing to strike out any batters across two relief appearances. It's not yet clear when the right-hander will be able to return to the team.
Abreu shed weight during the offseason, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Abreu's star was on the rise in 2019 when the young right-hander was part of the Astros' postseason roster, but 2020 sapped the momentum. He showed up noticeably overweight following the coronavirus shutdown and threw just 3.1 innings before being jettisoned to the alternate camp. The Astros could use starting depth and are looking for the 23-year-old Dominican to rebound in 2021.
Abreu was optioned to the Astros' alternate training site Thursday, Julia Morales of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.
Abreu was part of Houston's Opening Day roster and worked mainly as a middle reliever, but he'll find himself off the major-league roster as the active roster shrinks to 28 players. In four relief appearances this year, the right-hander allowed two runs (one earned) on one hit and seven walks while striking out three over 3.1 innings. He'll remain on the taxi squad for the team's current series but will work on his control at the alternate training site going forward.
Abreu is considered a lock to make the Astros' Opening Day roster, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.
As Kaplan notes, Abreu will likely make the team as a multi-inning reliever. He could also serve as rotation depth, but he had a 14.2 percent walk rate in 76.2 innings at Triple-A last year, so he probably lacks the command and control to be efficient in that role. As a reliever, however, Abreu can be borderline unhittable thanks to a 70-grade breaking ball -- some evaluators think he has two distinct mid-80s breaking balls. He struggles to command his low-to-mid-90s fastball, but few young pitchers are as adept at spinning a breaking ball as Abreu, which gives him a realistic floor as a high-leverage weapon.
Abreu emerged as a legitimate candidate for the starting rotation as spring training progressed, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
When training camp kicked off, the Astros were considering three pitchers for their final rotation spot -- Austin Pruitt, Josh James and Framber Valdez -- but now Abreu enters the mix, particularly with the uncertainty created by Justin Verlander's groin procedure that will sideline him for six weeks. The right-handed Abreu made one flawless spring start and three multi-inning appearances as a reliever, allowing three hits and four walks over eight scoreless innings.
Abreu retired all six batters faced, striking out four, in Monday's spring game against the Tigers.
Abreu made an impressive splash in his Grapefruit League debut, pounding the strike zone with 21 of his 30 pitches landing for strikes. He's a starter, but the 22-year-old right-hander could open the season as part of the Astros' bullpen. Monday's outing signals relief could be his role for the organization in 2020. In a small MLB sample size in 2019, Abreu fanned 13 batters in 8.2 innings and was added to the ALCS roster.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/26||vs LAD||W 5-2||1||1.0||0||0||2||1|
|05/23||@ TEX||L 2-3||1.0||2||1||0||1|
|05/21||@ TEX||L 5-7||1||0.2||1||2||1||1|
|05/20||@ OAK||W 8-4||1.0||1||0||0||0|
|05/18||@ OAK||L 5-6||1||1.0||1||1||1||0|
|05/15||vs TEX||W 6-5||2.0||1||0||0||1|
|05/13||vs TEX||W 4-3||1.0||0||0||1||1|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2014||R-Dsl Astros Orange||22.0||16||0||0||0||2||2||23||20||19||6.54||1.773|
|2015||R-Dsl Astros Orange||51.2||14||10||0||2||2||0||48||36||34||3.87||1.367|
|2018||AFX-Quad Cities River Ba||38.1||10||5||0||4||1||3||68||17||22||1.65||1.024|
|2019||AAX-Corpus Christi Hooks||76.2||20||13||0||6||2||2||101||48||60||5.08||1.417|