Paredes leaves outing due to side injury

HOUSTON — Astros right-hander Enoli Paredes left Thursday’s 6-2 win over the A’s at Minute Maid Park with an injury to his side, manager Dusty Baker said. The club won’t know the extent of the injury until Paredes is further examined by doctors on Friday morning.

Paredes, who was making his third appearance of the season, walked the first two batters he faced in the eighth inning and then fell behind the third hitter 2-1, grimacing when he threw a pitch wide of the strike zone. That was enough of a sign for Baker and a team trainer to head to the mound and pull Paredes from the game.

Paredes, who made his Major League debut last year, has faced 12 hitters this season and walked six of them, but he hasn’t allowed a run. In 2020, Paredes posted a 3.05 ERA in 22 relief appearances, striking out 20 batters in 20 2/3 innings.

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