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Kyle Weiland unlikely to return from surgery this year

Jul 16, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

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Houston lost shortstop Jed Lowrie to the disabled list yesterday and the other player they got from the Red Sox in the Mark Melancon swap, right-hander Kyle Weiland, is unlikely to pitch again this season.

Weiland underwent shoulder surgery in May and was initially hoping to return relatively quickly, but an infection ruined those plans and general manager Jeff Luhnow admitted to Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle that he’d “be surprised if he made it back into the competition this year.”

If healthy he’ll likely compete for spot at the back of the Astros’ rotation next year.

  1. hammyofdoom - Jul 16, 2012 at 5:21 PM

    Suddenly the Red Sox trading away those two and Scutaro and keeping Aviles isnt looking as horrible as it did at the early part of the year

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