The Houston Astros will finish out the 2020 season without their ace, Justin Verlander, as it has been announced (by Verlander) that he will be undergoing Tommy John Surgery. Verlander has been out injured so far throughout the 2020 season battling the elbow injury, and it appears he will now need to undergo Tommy John Surgery.
Justin Verlander announces on Instagram he needs Tommy John surgery. He said he felt something in his arm during his simulated game the other day.
“We’ve determined Tommy John surgery is my best option,” he said.
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— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) September 19, 2020
Verlander has only made one start in the 2020 season, pitching six innings, allowing only three hits, walking one, and striking out seven while allowing two runs. He would then head to the sidelines battling the elbow injury that was falsely reported, according to Verlander.
However, it now appears that there was a setback or complications that have made it clear that undergoing surgery will be the best option for the Astros ace. The Astros have made do without Verlander so far in 2020; now, they will have to try to make a postseason run without him.
Keep in mind; the Astros core pitchers were Gerrit Cole, Zack Greinke, and Verlander in recent seasons. Now, Greinke is all that is left with Cole signing with the Yankees and Verlander finding himself on the sidelines for the 2020 season.