HOUSTON (AP) – Astros newcomerexited his start against the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday after just five pitches because of tightness in his right forearm.
retired leadoff man David Fletcher on a flyball, grimacing on his final pitch. Catcher Jason Castro went to check on him and quickly motioned to the dugout.
Houston manager Dusty Baker and trainers talked to Odorizzi for a couple of minutes before he was taken out of the game. Kent Emanuel relieved and made his major league debut after seven years in the minors.
got a late start to the season after not signing with the Astros until March 8. His deal guarantees him $20.25 million over two years or $23.5 million over three seasons if a player option is exercised for 2023.
entered the game 0-2 with a 10.57 ERA in two starts this season.
An All-Star in 2019 with Minnesota,was looking to bounce back from an injury-plagued 2020 season when he pitched just 13 2/3 innings.
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