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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Astros Injury Update: Brad Peacock has bone spurs removed from hip

By on 10/29/2014 02:00:00 PM

Houston Astros starting pitcher Brad Peacock could miss the start of the 2015 regular season after having surgery to remove bone spurs from his hip, reports Brian McTaggart of

Peacock underwent the surgery on October 6 after an MRI revealed hip damage. Doctors said the hip injury could be at least partially responsible for the back problems Peacock has suffered over the past couple of seasons, so he elected to undergo the surgery despite a potentially lengthy recovery.

That recovery is now expected to cost him the start of Spring Training, if not the beginning of the regular season. Peacock expects to be on crutches for another five weeks before starting a rehab that will around two months.

Peacock moved from the bullpen to the rotation in 2014, posting a 4.72 ERA (4.99 FIP) in 131.2 innings, including 24 starts. The 26-year-old barely held down Houston's No. 5 spot in the rotation and the missed time won't help matters going into 2015.  

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