Josh Zeid, who has been shuffled between the Astros and the AAA Redhawks this season, will miss the remainder of the 2014 season. The 27-year old right handed pitcher posted a 6.97 ERA at the major league level in 2014.
Zeid has been on the disabled list due to an injury in his right foot. Unfortunately for him, the injury is going to require surgery. And six weeks from now he will have the same procedure on his left foot.
Jeff Keppinger, some of you may recall that name, had a similar surgery done a few years ago. His treatment and rehab occurred in the early portions of 2011 as surgery was done in mid-January and he returned to MLB action in late May of the same year.
That is about a four-month recovery time which is the backend of the 3 to 4 months estimated length of rehab. Zeid will be forced to miss the remainder of this season. However it appears that he should be fully healthy and ready to go by the time Spring Training rolls around next February.
I had expected Zeid to improve from his rookie campaign in 2013. However he was largely ineffective and was hit hard at the major league level this season.
On the bright side, the Houston Astros will be able to free up a 40-man roster spot if/when Josh Zeid is moved to the 60-day Disabled List.