Right-handed pitcher Kendall Graveman’s participation in the Championship Series (CS) has been ruled out.

‘Graveman will not be included in the American League Championship Series (ALCS) roster against the Texas Rangers due to a sore right shoulder,’ ESPN reported on Friday (June 15). Graveman missed the Division Series (DS) with a related issue. It had been speculated that he would be available for the CS, but he was ultimately ruled out. Houston manager Dusty Baker sidestepped Graveman’s situation by saying, “It hasn’t gotten better.” “There is still a chance that Graveman could return in time for the World Series (WS), but he will need to make significant progress relatively soon to do so,” CBS Sports said.스포츠토토

Graveman is a bullpen arm acquired via trade in July. This season, he was 5-6 with a 3.12 ERA in 68 appearances, 13 starts, eight holds and eight saves. After the trade, he had a 2.42 ERA in 23 appearances. For his career (9 years) in Major League Baseball (MLB), he has a 37-43 record, 24 saves, and a 3.95 ERA. The Astros, who are coming off their seventh straight trip to the CS, would have been able to bolster their bullpen depth with Graveman’s return, but that didn’t happen.

The Astros host Texas in Game 1 of the CS on April 16 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. Starting for Houston is ace Justin Verlander (13-8, 3.22 ERA). Texas will send Jordan Montgomery (10-11, 3.20 ERA) to the mound.