Sunday, September 6, 2020

Astros' Jose Urquidy Reveals Battle With COVID-19

Astros starting pitcher Jose Urquidy has been out since the season began after testing positive for COVID-19 at the start of Summer Camp.  Jose Urquidy revealed that he was in quarantine for 35-40 days after four additional positive tests.

While in quarantine, he was unable to do any throwing, so he had to build up his arm strength after coming out of quarantine.

He was quoted as saying, "It’s really been frustrating for me. I wanted to be here with my teammates from the beginning of the season. It’s just unfortunate I wasn’t able to [because of] the situation with COVID, but it is what it is."

Jose Urquidy started Saturday's game and going into the game was expected to throw about 50-60 pitches.  He ended up throwing 63 pitches in 3 and 2/3 innings while giving up 4 hits and 2 earned runs.

Jose Urquidy has been added to the MLB Baseball Positive List for COVID-19. Visit that link to see all MLB players that have tested positive to date.

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