Astros RHP James undergoes hip surgery

Field Level Media

October 24, 2020 at 7:02 pm.

Houston Astros right-hander Josh James will be sidelined six to eight months after undergoing hip surgery, the team announced Saturday.

The Astros said James underwent the procedure to repair a labral tear in his left hip on Friday.

James suffered the injury in an August 20 outing against the Colorado Rockies and went on the injured list the following day. He next pitched for Houston on Sept. 9.

The 27-year-old James went 1-0 with a 7.27 ERA in 13 regular-season appearances (two starts) this season. In the postseason, he had a 9.00 ERA over three appearances.

Overall, James is 8-1 with a 4.60 ERA in 68 appearances (six starts) in three seasons with the Astros. In 2019, he struck out 100 batters in just 61 1/3 innings.