ARLINGTON, Texas — Houston Astros starter Jake Odorizzi left with right foot soreness after coming off the mound and running to cover first base in the second inning against the Texas Rangers on Monday night.
Odorizzi ran to the bag to take first baseman’s Yuli Gurriel’s throw for the out on Nick Solak’s grounder. Odorizzi made the catch on the run and reached with his foot to tag the base. His expression immediately after the play showed that something didn’t feel right.
After going back to the mound, Odorizzi stood there momentarily before getting a visit from the athletic trainer. The right-hander then attempted one warm-up throw, grimaced again and exited the game.
Without elaborating, the Astros said a few innings later that Odorizzi left with soreness. Astros manager Dusty Baker said after the game that Odorizzi would be reevaluated Tuesday.
American League West-leading Houston had a 7-0 lead when Odorizzi exited and was replaced by Cristian Javier. The Astros went on to win 15-1.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.