Astros pitcher Jake Odorizzi leaves Ranger with foot pain after play


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Astros pitcher Jake Odorizzi leaves Ranger with foot pain after play

ARLINGTON, Texas – Houston Astros starter Jake Odorizzi left the game with a sore right foot after running to cover first base in the second inning against the Texas Rangers on Monday night.

Odorizzi ran to base to catch first baseman Yuli Gurriel’s throw for the out on a groundout from Nick Solak. Odorizzi made the catch on the run and stretched out his foot to hit the base. His expression immediately after the play showed that something did not feel right.

After returning to the mound, Odorizzi stayed there momentarily before receiving a visit from the physical trainer. The right-hander then attempted a warm-up shot, grimaced again and exited the game.

Without elaborating, the Astros said a few innings later that Odorizzi left in pain.

Houston, the American League leader in the West, had a 7-0 lead when Odorizzi came out and was replaced by Cristian Javier.


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