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As the entire Astros organization and fan base clamors to see what McCullers can do with a full season, Jeff Luhnow announced that McCullers will have his innings limited in 2016. McCullers is only 22 years old and has established himself as a long-term force in the Astros’ rotation, so he must be protected in the long-term.
It will be interesting to see how his innings limit is handled, which is why he is not a certain lock to start 2016 as a starter at the MLB level.
But you can expect to see him in September and October. Let’s not forget McCullers’ gem in the dreaded Game 4 of the ALDS, holding the Royals to two hits over 6.1 innings with 7 strikeouts. Something else happened that game, but we can’t quite remember.
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