The Astros have placed RHP Scott Feldman on the 15-day DL with bicep tendinitis. RHP Collin McHugh will be officially recalled tomorrow.
— Houston Astros (@astros) April 21, 2014
One of the Astros only bright spots so far this season, Feldman has been the ace of Houston’s staff since his Opening Day win over the Yankees. Feldman went 2-1 with a 1.69 ERA and 0.94 WHIP in his first four starts as an Astro. Obviously, he wasn’t going to pitch that great all year, but his absence from the rotation will certainly be felt.
The team is downplaying the severity of Feldman’s injury. Jeff Luhnow told Brian McTaggart:
It’s nothing too concerning. We debated putting him on the disabled list, but considering he’s going to miss a start [Tuesday], we kind of want to be cautious with any discomfort. We’re going to skip his next start [following Tuesday] as well, and given we have two days off next week, it made more sense to put him on the DL.
My arm felt fine. After the last game, it just never recovered like it had been.
Let’s hope Feldman is back soon. We all know he is needed.