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Astros’ Michael Brantley placed on IL with knee discomfort

Houston Astros outfielder Michael Brantley hasn’t appeared in a sport since he suffered proper knee discomfort in Saturday’s loss to the Los Angeles Angels. 

Per ESPN, Astros supervisor Dusty Baker informed reporters forward of Wednesday’s matchup on the Texas Rangers that Brantley was going on the injured listing. It was initially hoped Brantley could also be cleared to return on Friday night time, if solely as a chosen hitter, however that can now not be an choice. 

“It’s not worse, we just didn’t think he was going to be ready to be 100% by the weekend,” Baker stated of Brantley. “We’re trying to get him back to 100% so we can make this stretch drive and hopefully into the playoffs.” 

According to ESPN stats, Brantley sits fourth in all of MLB with a .315 batting common, and the 34-year-old additionally has eight residence runs and 45 RBI on the season. The five-time All-Star was out 12 video games earlier this 12 months due to a hamstring concern. 

Houston begins Wednesday night time at 84-60 and in first place within the American League West standings, six-and-a-half video games up on the second-place Seattle Mariners. The Astros play at Texas once more Thursday earlier than they open a house collection versus the last-place Arizona Diamondbacks. 

#Note-Author Name – Zac Wassink, Yardbarker

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