Astros' Verlander out at least two weeks with forearm strain

Justin Verlander
Mariners Astros Baseball
Mariners Astros Baseball
Posted at 6:29 PM, Jul 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-26 20:28:58-04

HOUSTON (AP) — Reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander has a strained right forearm and will be shut down for at least two weeks. Astros manager Dusty Baker announced the injury after Houston’s 7-6 loss to the Mariners on Sunday. Baker denied a report that said the injury would end Verlander’s season. He said Verlander would be evaluated after two weeks. The 37-year-old Verlander had groin surgery in March but recovered in time to pitch for the Astros on opening day Friday with the season delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic.