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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Astros’ Justin Verlander resumes throwing after groin surgery

And now, for a glimpse at normalcy:

Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander has resumed throwing as he recovers from March groin surgery.

Houston manager Dusty Baker said Wednesday that Verlander, who had surgery on March 17, is “doing great” and is throwing as he continues his rehabilitation.

Verlander dealt with the problem early in spring training. His first start was delayed until March 3 because of discomfort in his right groin. He made two starts, pitching 4 innings with a 3.86 ERA.

Verlander left his second start on March 8 with a mild strain of a back muscle and said at the time he unlikely would be able to start the scheduled March 26 opener against the Los Angeles Angels.

 

QLE Posted: April 16, 2020 at 02:10 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: groin, justin verlander, throwing

Sunday, April 05, 2020

Astros’ Justin Verlander to donate paychecks to help people impacted by coronavirus

Astros ace Justin Verlander announced on Saturday he will donate all of his paychecks during baseball’s shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Verlander and his wife, Kate Upton, revealed their plan via an Instagram video. The couple said they’ll choose an organization each week to donate an entire week’s paycheck. They plan to highlight the group’s contributions to the coronavirus pandemic, too.

“Obviously this is an extremely difficult time for the entire world,” Verlander said. “There’s so many people that are in need, whether it’s the people on the front lines battling this disease head-on or someone who is at home and has lost their job and needs to provide basic necessities.”

 

QLE Posted: April 05, 2020 at 12:39 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: charity, justin verlander

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Justin Verlander Undergoes Surgery To Repair Groin Injury

The Astros announced Tuesday that right-hander Justin Verlander underwent a surgical procedure on his right groin. He’d been slowed by a lat strain earlier this month, but Verlander was also scratched from an earlier spring start due to tightness in his groin. That was deemed a precautionary measure at the time, but general manager James Click revealed today that the right-hander had a setback in rehabbing the issue.

“The hope was that physical therapy would be the proper course of action,” Click told reporters (Twitter link via Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle). “However, after a recent setback in his rehab, the medical staff recommended that a surgical procedure was necessary. The early prognosis is that Justin will be out for about six weeks.”

With the season pushed back at least eight weeks — quite likely longer than that — Verlander should have ample time to get back up to speed once players are cleared to resume training and once a firm target date for Opening Day is established.

 

 

QLE Posted: March 18, 2020 at 12:29 AM | 20 comment(s)
  Beats: groin, justin verlander

Monday, March 09, 2020

Astros pull Justin Verlander from second spring start with sore triceps

Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander was pulled from his spring training start against the New York Mets after two innings Sunday because of triceps soreness, the team said.

Verlander had been scheduled to pitch four innings but felt discomfort during the second inning and was sent for testing.

“We don’t know if he is hurt,” manager Dusty Baker told reporters. “Like I said, it’s precautionary. I was surprised his velocity was down a tick from the last time, but you know Verlander can dial it up when he gets ready. We didn’t see anything. I was quite surprised when [pitching coach Brent Strom] came over and told me he had to come out of the game.”

So it begins…..

 

QLE Posted: March 09, 2020 at 12:46 AM | 6 comment(s)
  Beats: justin verlander, spring training, triceps

Monday, January 27, 2020

Justin Verlander laughed at after saying Astros were ‘technologically and analytically advanced’

Justin Verlander was at the annual Baseball Writers Association of America banquet last night, on hand to accept the 2019 Cy Young Award. Normally such things are pretty routine events, but nothing is routine with the Houston Astros these days.

During his acceptance speech, Verlander made some comments about the Astros’ “technological and analytical advancements.” The comments were greeted by some laughter in the room as well as some groans. At least one person on hand claimed that other players present were visibly angry.

It’s hard to tell the context of it all without a full video — maybe Verlander meant it as a joke, maybe the reactions were more varied than is being described — but here’s how reporters on hand for it last night are describing it:

....

If it was a joke it was ill-timed, as not many around the game think the sign-stealing stuff is funny at the moment. Especially in light of the fact that, despite having several opportunities to do so, Astros players have failed to show any accountability for their cheating.

You don’t normally see people go all-in on being the bad guys from mediocre 1980s teen comedies, do you?

QLE Posted: January 27, 2020 at 12:34 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: bad ideas, bbwaa, dirty rotten cheaters, justin verlander

 

 

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