Lance McCullers unlikely to rejoin Astros rotation

When Lance McCullers returns to the Astros it likely will not be in the rotation.

On the disabled list since Aug 5, McCullers is not expected to be a part of the Astros rotation according to manager AJ Hinch.

”I guess never say never ’cause once you get on the mound and get going things can progress a different way, but I think the focus will be and probably should be shorter stints,” Hinch said.

Hunch does not believe that McCullers who was 10-6 with a 3.93 ERA prior to his DL stint will have enough time to work up the stamina in his arm to start.

”We knew it was September until we were going to consider doing anything. Then we thought we could be a little bit more aggressive with him, but we’re going to put that on pause and just have him do a throwing program,” Hinch said.

”He’s feeling pretty symptom-free. I think his throwing has been fine, but kind of the re-evaluation of him, we’ve decided to push it back.”

 

 

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