Astros place Jake Odorizzi on injured list after scary incident

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Houston still hasn’t released results of Tuesday’s MRI on the pitcher’s leg

Matt Young

May 17, 2022Updated: May 17, 2022 4:08 p.m.

BOSTON, MA – MAY 16: Pitcher Jake Odorizzi #17 of the Houston Astros lies on the ground after being injured trying to get off the mound to cover first base on a ground out by Enrique Hernandez of the Boston Red Sox during the sixth inning at Fenway Park on May 16, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. Odorizzi left the game on a stretcher.Winslow Townson/Getty Images

The Astros placed starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi on the 15-day injured list with what they’re calling “lower leg discomfort” before Tuesday’s game against the Boston Red Sox. The Astros activated righthanded pitcher Seth Martinez to take Odorizzi’s spot on the roster.

Odorizzi collapsed with a leg injury when he turned to run and cover first base of Monday’s loss to the Red Sox. The 33-year-old was on the ground for nearly 10 minutes before being put on a stretcher and taken off the field. Odorizzi had an MRI on Tuesday, but the Astros have yet to release the results of the scan.

Odorizzi was 3-2 with a 3.13 ERA this season, but he had been even better the past three weeks. In his last four starts, including Monday’s loss in Boston when he suffered the scary injury as Yuli Gurriel was fielding a ground ball for the final out of the fifth…

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