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Justin Verlander Suffers Forearm Strain, Timetable for Return Uncertain

UPDATE – It seems there are conflicting reports in terms of the length of recovery for Justin Verlander. Julia Morales and Ari Alexander both reported the injury will not shut Verlander down for the remainder of the season.



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In what has now become the biggest news of the early 2020 shortened Major League Baseball season, Justin Verlander will miss the remainder of the year due to an elbow injury. (As first reported by Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle.) 

On Friday night, Verlander made his season debut against the Mariners in which he pitched 6 innings, gave up only 3 hits and 2 earned runs, stuck out 7 and most importantly, earned his first win of the year.

It goes without saying that this is an immense loss for the Houston Astros. Verlander is the American League’s reigning Cy Young and is coming off a 2019 in which he led baseball in wins (21,) innings pitched (223,) games started (34) and WHIP (0.803)

Justin Verlander will now be forced to cut his 16th chapter in the major leagues short and at the age of 37, there is no telling just how many more he is going to get.


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Peter Snyder is an Intern sportswriter who covers collegiate athletics as well as professional sports.
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