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Astros Reporter shares new update from Jake Odorizzi


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Houston Astros starter Jake Odorizzi has been nursing an ankle injury for some time.

Out since May 16, when he had to give up his start against the Boston Red Sox due to ankle pain, the right-hander should be able to return to the Astros’ rotation as soon as he needs to, after complete his rehabilitation.

“Jake Odorizzi is at Minute Maid Park. He says he doesn’t know his next steps. He pitched five shutout innings in his second rehab start last night for Double-A Corpus Christi. The Hooks play in Frisco for the next four days. The Triple-A Space Cowboys are in Albuquerque,” ​​reported Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle.

It looks like he will join the Astros sooner rather than later.

He feels ready

He said he felt ready to return to Houston’s starting rotation.

His start to rehabilitation on Wednesday was particularly impressive, and it’s obvious he’s worked to perfection.

There’s a chance he’ll return to the rotation early next week against the Kansas City Royals, but there’s been no official announcement yet.

This announcement could come before the end of the week.

After a difficult start to the season, Odorizzi was starting to circle around his luck when he crashed.

He’s 3-2 and a 3.13 ERA in 31.2 frames, with 21 strikeouts and a 1.17 WHIP to round out his statistical profile.

When on, his high-velocity fastball works through the zone and leaves hitters no room for error.

The fastball is the most important pitch in his repertoire, so he needs to be in perfect health to be effective.

Judging by his latest debut in rehab, it looks like he’s reached that point.

He just needs an opportunity in the rotation.




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