The Houston Astros will be without their ace for sometime.
Astros All-Star pitcher Justin Verlander is out for at least two weeks, due to a forearm strain. Manager Dusty Baker says Verlander will be evaluated in the next couple of weeks. Baker says Verlander felt “tenderness” in his arm during his start on Friday, where he pitched six innings and earned the win over the Seattle Mariners. The following day, the reigning AL CY Young Award winner had an MRI confirming the diagnosis. Originally, the Houston Chronicle reported the 8-time All-Star will miss the rest of the season.