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MLB Rumors: Astros’ Cristian Javier to Bear Tommy John Surgical procedure on Elbow Harm

Scott Polacek @@ScottPolacek Featured Columnist IV June 4, 2024 Logan Riely/Getty Images The Houston Astros will reportedly be without starting pitcher Cristian Javier for at least the rest of the 2024 season. Chandler Rome of The Athletic reported Tuesday that Javier needs Tommy John surgery on his elbow injury and will undergo the procedure on

MLB Rumors: Astros’ Cristian Javier to Bear Tommy John Surgical procedure on Elbow Harm

Scott LogoFeatured Columnist IVJune 4, 2024

HOUSTON, TEXAS - MAY 21: Cristian Javier #53 of the Houston Astros pitches in the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Minute Maid Park on May 21, 2024 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images)

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The Houston Astros will reportedly be with out beginning pitcher Cristian Javier for at the very least the remainder of the 2024 season.

Chandler Rome of The Athletic reported Tuesday that Javier wants Tommy John surgical procedure on his elbow harm and can bear the process on Thursday. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Keith Meister beneficial the surgical procedure, which may sideline the right-hander for 12 to 14 months.

Rome famous Javier went on the injured checklist in mid-April with what was deemed “neck discomfort” and returned after 18 days.

Nonetheless, he struggled upon his return with velocity that “plummeted throughout his ultimate outing on Might 21.” The workforce positioned him again on the injured checklist simply three days after that with what was then described as “proper forearm discomfort.”

Forearm issues are worrisome for pitchers, and this can be a troublesome improvement for each the 27-year-old and the workforce.

Pitching accidents have been a sample for the Astros, as Luis García, Lance McCullers Jr., José Urquidy and Framber Valdez are among those that have missed time this season. Justin Verlander additionally started the season on the injured checklist with proper shoulder irritation.

The harm issues have contributed to a disappointing begin to the season for the 27-34 Astros, who’re in third place within the American League West and 7 video games behind the first-place Seattle Mariners.

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Houston has made the playoffs in every of the final seven years throughout a span that features two World Sequence titles, 4 World Sequence appearances and 6 division crowns, so it isn’t accustomed to enjoying at such an inconsistent degree.

Javier is yet one more harm the workforce should overcome.

He was at finest for the Astros through the 2022 season with a 2.54 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 194 strikeouts in 148.2 innings throughout 30 appearances. He was additionally good within the postseason that 12 months with an 0.71 ERA, 0.55 WHIP and 16 strikeouts in 12.2 innings.

Javier had a 3.89 ERA in seven appearances this season.

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