Ryan Pressly’s Health Will Play Key Role In Astros World Series Roster

Pressly left Game 6 of the ALDS with right knee discomfort

Brandon Scott
October 21, 2019 - 3:43 pm

HOUSTON (SportsRadio 610) -- Astros relief pitcher Ryan Pressly's health will play a major factor in the team's World Series roster, manager AJ Hinch said Monday.

The right-hander bailed the Astros out of a jam in the third inning of Game 6 on Saturday, when Houston eliminated the Yankees in the American League Championship Series.

Pressly entered the game with the bases loaded and two outs, but was able to get Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius out with one pitch. But Pressly had to tag Gregorius on the ground-out play and he pulled up gingerly. 

He did not return due to discomfort in his right knee. The Astros are expecting one of their best bullpen arms to be available, but Pressly's status factors in to whether the Astros make any changes. 

“We talked a little about if we’re going to make any changes, or how many changes," Hinch said. "Quite honestly, the health of Ryan Pressly is going to be key in those decisions. He’s going to do some things on the field today, hopefully get off the mound. He’s feeling better. We anticipate him being available and ready to go But until we clear him as active, we’re going to have to hold off on our roster.”

Pressly pitched 1 2/3 innings in four games against the Yankees in the ALDS, giving up five hits and two runs. He pitched twice against the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League Division Series and put up the same numbers.

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