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It’s been a long road for Houston Astros pitcher Lance McCullers Jr., and it looks like his journey is still ongoing. On Friday, Astros manager Dusty Baker revealed that McCullers had experienced some soreness in his right arm following a Tuesday bullpen session. This news comes after McCullers’ impressive return to the Astros in 2021, when he went 4-2 with a 2.27 ERA in eight starts, beginning in August.

In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the details of McCullers’ injury and what it could mean for the Astros’ rotation. We’ll also discuss the team’s plans for the future and how they’re preparing for the season ahead. So, if you’re a fan of the Astros and want to know more about McCullers’ injury and the team’s plans, then keep reading!

According to Baker, McCullers was “a little sore, which is to be expected.” When asked specifically what part of his arm was sore, Baker simply said “same thing.” McCullers had spent most of last year rehabbing from a right flexor pronator strain suffered in Game 4 of the 2021 ALDS against the White Sox. The Astros signed McCullers to a five-year, $85 million contract extension in the spring of 2021 after missing the 2020 season following Tommy John surgery.

The Astros lost Justin Verlander in free agency to the Mets, so McCullers is expected to anchor the Astros’ rotation this year, along with Framber Valdez and Cristian Javier. The team will be closely monitoring McCullers’ progress throughout spring training and the season.

As a fan of the Astros, it’s important to stay up to date on the latest news about the team and its players. This blog post has provided a summary of the recent news about Lance McCullers Jr.’s injury and what it could mean for the team’s rotation. We’ll be keeping a close eye on McCullers’ progress as the season progresses, so stay tuned for more updates!