Astros’ Framber Valdez, Jake Odorizzi set for rehab outings – About Your Online Magazine


Houston Astros pitcher Framber Valdez (59) during spring training for Astros at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Florida, Thursday, February 25, 2021.

Houston Astros pitcher Framber Valdez (59) during spring training for Astros at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Florida, Thursday, February 25, 2021.

Karen Warren / team photographer

The first rehabilitation scheduled for Astros’ right-handed Framber Valdez was postponed until Monday after the AAA Sugar Land class game in Round Rock rained on Sunday.

Skeeters and Express will form the game as part of a Monday doubleheader consisting of two games of seven entries. Valdez, who has been sidelined since it was revealed that he fractured a finger in a spring training game, is going to pitch in one of the games.

Astros right-hand man Jake Odorizzi, who is also on a rehab mission at Sugar Land, will now begin the end of the six-game series on Tuesday. Odorizzi, returning from a tense pronator muscle in his right arm, had originally been scheduled to launch on Monday.

Neither Valdez nor Odorizzi should play more than two entries in their first rehabilitation session.

Paula Fonseca