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Astros' Josh James: Suffers setback

James (hip) recently suffered a setback in his recovery process, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. James was transferred to the 60-day injured list at the end of May but had been throwing off a mound recently. However, he apparently hurt his hamstring while going through conditioning work. The right-hander wasn't expected to return until sometime later in June, and it's not yet clear how much the recent setback will affect his rehab timeline.

Astros' Josh James: Sent to 60-day IL

The Astros placed James (hip) on the 60-day injured list Wednesday, Brian McTaggart of reports. The transaction makes James ineligible to rejoin the active roster until May 31, but Houston likely wasn't counting on the right-hander being available before June anyway. Per McTaggart, general manager James Click said that James has resumed throwing off a mound at the Astros' spring facility in Florida, and the 28-year-old is likely a couple weeks away from being ready to pitch in the big leagues. Though he struggled to the tune of a 7.27 ERA in 2020, the righty boasts overpowering stuff and could re-emerge as an effective pitcher once again if he manages to reduce his alarming walk rate.

Astros' Josh James: Resumes throwing

James (hip) recently resumed throwing, Brian McTaggart of reports. James has been on the injured list since the start of the regular season after he suffered a setback in his recovery from hip surgery in mid-March. The right-hander has felt good while throwing in Florida, but it's not yet clear when he'll be able to return to game action.

Astros' Josh James: Won't return before late May

James is feeling good following a setback in his recovery from hip surgery but won't return until late May or early June, Brian McTaggart of reports. The Astros had previously said James wasn't expected to land on the 60-day injured list, but the timeline provided Tuesday suggests that such a move may be coming. He was originally given a timeline of 6-to-8 months when he underwent the procedure in late October, so his mid-March setback doesn't seem to have altered his overall timeline by very much.

Astros say injured reliever Josh James will be fine after 'physical setback'

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Injured Astros reliever Josh James suffered a “physical setback” while reporting to spring training, manager Dusty Baker revealed on Wednesday. Baker did not offer any specifics about James’ setback, but said the 28-year-old reliever will be fine “in a few days.” James still must undergo COVID-19 intake testing and screening before he can join the Astros’ workouts. James, who makes his offseason home in Florida, is in West Palm Beach, according to Baker.

Astros' Josh James: Endures setback in recovery

Manager Dusty Baker said Wednesday that James (hip) recently experienced a "physical setback," Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. Baker didn't elaborate on what has stunted James' recovery from offseason left hip surgery, but the skipper noted the right-hander has not yet arrived in camp. James is expected to clear COVID-19 intake testing protocols soon, so the Astros should be able to provide more clarity on where he stands in his recovery from surgery once team trainers have a chance to re-evaluate him. Baker said at the start of spring training that James wasn't considered a candidate for the 60-day injured list, but the Astros' stance may have changed since James has yet to resume working out in front of the team a month later.