While the Houston Astros have dealt with their personal load of injuries, relief pitcher Enoli Paredes looks to be progressing well at the alternate training site. The right-hander was pulled from the Astros’ April 8 game against the Oakland A’s with right side soreness.
As the bullpen has been a shell of the potential it has, the Astros have been nothing but slumping since Paredes fell to the injured list. This is all but a coincidence as the dominoes fell quick. With players making their way back to the roster, Paredes will be needed heavily in high leverage situations, as the only current option is Ryan Pressly.
Enoli Paredes says he is feeling good and almost back in a Twitter post.
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In his second season thus far, Paredes has appeared in three games (1.1 innings) with six walks, two hits and a run while only striking out two batters. It is evident that the control issues are still in the young right-hander, but with a great sense of maturity on the mound, Paredes is close to being effective again.
The right-hander posted a 3.05 ERA in his rookie campaign of 2020 with 20 strikeouts to his 11 walks. While working at the alternate training site, Paredes’ long movement is still in tact, as he doesn’t look to be nursing an injury.
This is flat ground throwing, and although Paredes says he is close to returning, we don’t have a full timetable on the right-hander’s return. As the bullpen has battled injuries and not enough high leverage arms, Paredes would immensely help the team at full strength.