Brad Peacock and the Astros were hoping that the right-hander was ready to return to the starting rotation tomorrow, though Peacock will now instead visit with team doctors after feeling soreness in his throwing shoulder, manager A.J. Hinch told reporters (including The Athletic’s Jake Kaplan). Peacock reported the setback a day after a bullpen session on Friday.
Peacock had a 4.13 ERA, 9.4 K/9, and 3.56 K/BB rate over 85 innings for Houston when he first hit the injured list on June 28 due to shoulder inflammation. Aside from a troubling 1.4 HR/9, Peacock has delivered thoroughly solid results at the back of Houston’s rotation this season, holding opponents to just a .295 xwOBA.
The Astros were already known to be looking to add starting pitching at the trade deadline, and today’s news will only intensify that search. Gerrit Cole, Justin Verlander, and Wade Miley provide a lot of strength atop the rotation, though aside from Peacock, the Astros’ other starters have struggled. In the short term, Kaplan notes that Framber Valdez (he of the 5.28 ERA over 46 frames this season) is likely to pitch on Monday or Tuesday as either a starter or as a bulk pitcher behind an opener, with Houston going with a bullpen day for the other game.
Sure was a genius idea to send Sneed down two days ago and keep pathetic Valdez and Urquidy on the 25 man roster. That ensures at least one more miserable start from both of them most likely.
Couldn’t have said it any better. Pathetic
Urquidy was optioned to AAA on July 8.
Wow, I don’t know how I missed that. He’s so bad he isn’t even worthy of a side note saying he was optioned.
Should have gotten Homer Bailey.
Stroman for Bukauskas and C Martin (despite injury)??
Terrible offer. Stroman is a hot commodity. Bukauskas is struggling and no one will trade for a pitcher undergoing TJ.
Yeah I’m not that high on Bakauskas and Martin would be the perfect piece for Toronto without the injury.
I just know that Toronto needs SP prospects so was trying to put a decent offer
They need something. JV, Cole and Miley need someone else to eat some innings or else that bullpen will be toast for the games that the big three pitch. They don’t need an ace. Just a back end inning eater. Preferably two.
Yea, never thought I would miss dumpster Fiers, but at least he could get to the f’ing 5th inning most nights.
I don’t think the Astros will trade low w Martin. Sucks that he’s injured and won’t pitch until 2021, but no real reason to move him at a steep discount. He entered the season the 54th best prospect in the MLB… JB Bukauskas is probably a late inning RP.
It’ll be Boyd, folks.
I do not believe the Tigers will give Boyd up without Tucker coming back.
Send Tucker before he flips again.
I hope so… Tucker, Beer and Kemp for Boyd, Nick Ramirez and Niko Goodrum.
I don’t like this trade, but it seems plausible.
Tucker and Solomon for Boyd and Greene? You can have Castellanos for free if you like 🙂
Only if you guys take Tyler White!
Shoulder issue? He is done
Does Derek Fisher carry any kind of value for a rebuilding team? Seems like he needs a shot to play, isn’t getting to play here, and could at least bring back a decent rental pitcher to help this season.
I think he can be a solid trade piece in a deal but not a headliner for a Stroman or Boyd trade.
He’s a starting OF’er for half the teams in baseball. He’s just unfortunately in the Houston organization which has tremendous outfield talent ahead of him. He’s a solid trade piece and I will be shocked if he’s not traded before the deadline.
Fisher is a great AAAA player. He needs to get regular at bats in the majors to see if he’s a big leaguer. Almost twice as many strike outs as hits. Not a good sign.
I chalk up all the Ks at the big league level to him not getting enough steady ABs to find a groove.
How about Tucker n Solomon for Zack Wheeler? Astros have had interest in him and they may need 2 new SP.
Lmao that’s terrible for the Stros
The #2 hitting prospect for a guy with an ERA approaching 5 seems totally reasonable, haha. And then to make it more fair to the Mets, the Astros should include another piece.
Dude, the Astros said no when Detroit asked for Tucker for a better pitcher in Matthew Boyd.
Stroman for Forest
Wow, Verlander is 36 and Cole is a free agent.
This could be an awful pitching staff real quick.
Charlie Morton anyone? We already had the guy we need and let Tampa Bay sign him instead. Only a two year deal as well.