June 20, 2024

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Astros’ Zack Greinke, Taylor Jones in MLB’s health & safety protocols

SEATTLE — The Astros put Zack Greinke and Taylor Jones on the injured record owing to wellness and security protocols prior to Tuesday’s game towards the Mariners.

Manager Dusty Baker refused to specify anything surrounding the standing of the two gamers. “Health and basic safety protocols” is how the Astros have explained COVID-19 wounded record all season. 

Placement on the COVID-19 wounded record does not signify a participant has examined good. Greinke will skip his scheduled convert in the rotation Saturday versus the Padres, Baker explained. The supervisor declined to response irrespective of whether Greinke analyzed favourable for COVID-19. Players that exam positive for the virus have to skip a least of 10 days. 

Houston activated reliever Josh James and utilityman Robel García from its taxi squad to choose the two open spots on the lively roster.

Greinke’s 27 commences and 159 ⅔ innings guide the American League. His 3.66 Era is 25th amid all qualified important league starters. The veteran righthander survived just 4 innings during his very last begin Sunday against the Rangers, surrendering nine hits and matching his season-substantial with 6 gained runs.

The Astros had been making ready to deploy a six-male starting rotation for most of September, but as a substitute program to slot Jose Urquidy in Greinke’s location and progress with a regular five-person set up. Urquidy is envisioned to be activated off the injured list Wednesday when rosters broaden to 28. He hasn’t manufactured a big league get started considering that June 29 due to suitable shoulder soreness. 

“We missed Urquidy,” Baker stated. “He’s 1 of the primary guys on our pitching team and it’s excellent to have him again. It’s been a hoping yr wherever we get one particular again and drop an additional. We’re just fortuitous adequate to change quality with high quality. A lot of groups just can’t do that or do not have the staff to do it.”