Injuries & Moves: France scratched from Friday's start

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Sept. 29: RHP scratched from start (family emergency)
Rookie right-hander J.P. France was originally scheduled to start Friday's series opener against the Dbacks but was scratched with a family emergency. José Urquidy started in his place. It was unclear whether France was going to be available for the final two games of the regular season.

Sept. 29: RHP placed on the paternity list; RHP Seth Martinez called up from Triple-A Sugar Land
Stanek could miss the final three games of the regular season. He's appeared in 55 games for Houston this year, posting a 4.09 ERA. Martinez returns to the Astros, for whom he's appeared in 35 games this year with a 5.23 ERA.


10-day and 15-day injured list


60-day injured list

RHP (right forearm surgery)
Expected return:
McCullers, sidelined since aggravating his forearm injury during a bullpen session in February, won't return this year following surgery performed on June 13 to repair his flexor tendon and remove a bone spur.

The right-hander had rehabbed to the point that he was close to facing hitters in mid-May, but another setback ultimately led to surgery. He was transferred to the 60-day IL on June 18. (Last updated: June 18) More>>

RHP Luis Garcia (Tommy John surgery)
Expected return: 2024
Garcia underwent Tommy John surgery on May 19 and will miss the rest of the season. He was transferred to the 60-day injured list on June 5. Garcia left his May 1 start against the Giants after only two pitches when he experienced pain in his right elbow.

Garcia, 26, posted a 2-2 record in six starts this season with a 4.00 ERA with 10 walks and 31 strikeouts and 27 innings. For his career, Garcia is 28-19 in 69 appearances (63 starts) with a 3.61 ERA, including 15-8 with a 3.72 ERA in 28 starts last year. (Last updated: June 5) More >>