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BREAKING NEWS: Justin Verlander out with forearm strain

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Oh, no. Just no.

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Well, it appears that Astros top starter Justin Verlander is going to be out for a while. Possibly the entire season as indicated by Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle.

However, as noted by manager Dusty Baker in his postgame comments, Verlander may only be out for a “couple of weeks” with a forearm strain. But with the 2020 season already shortened to 60 games, it could very well turn into the entire season.

This development, in any case, is rather ominous, though.

Details to be added as they arrive. Stay tuned.

UPDATE: Verlander speaks, or tweets in this instance, about his forearm strain. The hope is for healing and Verlander returns in a couple weeks time.