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Houston Astros right-handed starting pitcher Bud Norris
exited Monday night’s start after tweaking his back. Norris told reporters – including
Anthony Odoardi of MLB.com – that it’s “pretty sore still,” and the Astros are
considering him day-to-day and questionable to make his next start.
Norris tweaked his back while he was warming up for the
sixth inning of Monday’s contest against the Detroit Tigers. Team trainers say
he should expect to experience pain over the next few days, as he’s officially
been diagnosed with back spasms.
Due to the spasms, it remains uncertain if Norris will make
his next scheduled start, which is Sunday against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Houston has an off-day on Thursday which will allow the right-hander five days
rest instead of the usual four.
Still, manager Bo Porter said uncertainty remains given it’s
a back injury:
"Whenever you're talking about back spasms, it's something
that the next day is probably going to be worse than it was when it first
happened," Porter said. "So he'll continue to get treatment, and
hopefully the prognosis gets better each and every day."
Norris has pitched close to his career norms to open the
2013 campaign. Over nine starts, the 28-year-old has posted an ERA of 4.32 to
go with his 1.540 WHIP.
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