Houston is going to be without possibly its best reliever down the stretch.
Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow told reporters Thursday that Ryan Pressly will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery and will be out for four to six weeks. Houston is hoping it will be able to get the righty back at the end of the season, but the expectation would be for him to return for the playoffs.
“He pitched in a couple of games recently and his stuff looked good, but the knee continued to bother him,” Luhnow said, via MLB.com. “So we did further evaluation and we found a new injury that needed to be addressed surgically. Not a major injury, but something we don’t want him continuing to pitch with.”
Pressly gave up a home run in a loss to the Cardinals on July 26 and reported knee pain after his outing. He took a couple of weeks off after that and made six appearances after his time on the shelf, but the pain was clearly too much for him to continue pitching out of the bullpen.
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