BOSTONPitcher According to him, an MRI of his left leg revealed damage that will keep him sidelined for an indefinite time. However, he said he was happy the injury sustained at Fenway Park this past week wasn't more serious.
Odorizzi felt a pop in his left foot during Monday night's game against Boston. The Achilles tendon was feared to be a major problem for the 32-year old right-hander.
Odorizzi was taken off the field in fifth inning of the 6-3 defeat after the injury.Tuesday. Right-hander To take his place on the active list, he was recalled to Triple-A Sugar Land. Martinez relieved on Tuesday night for Houston in their 13-4 win. Martinez allowed only one hit in three scoreless innings.
Odorizzi claimed that an MRI showed damage to the tendons, ligaments and Achilles tendon. According to Odorizzi, the current plan includes pain management and rehabilitation to increase range of motion and strengthen.
His return date is not set.
Odorizzi said that “I think it made it worse than what it really was”, before Wednesday's Red Sox Series finale. It was a loud, quick pop. It was a quick, loud pop that I felt and heard. I thought it was the worst case scenario.
He said that avoiding what could have been a season-ending accident was the best outcome he could have hoped.
“We had imaging done yesterday. It came back with no damage to my Achilles. That's the main takeaway. Odorizzi stated that there is some damage to the Achilles, but not on it. “We avoided this, and I'd argue it's the best case scenario at that point.”
Odorizzi is 3-2 with a 2.13 ERA and 21 strikeouts from seven starts this season.