Brewers Starter Throwing; 'Chance' He Returns Next Month


Brewers starter Adrian Houser threw off flat ground Friday. 

Out since early July with a right flexor strain, Houser is expected to progress to throwing off a mound sometime soon. 

There is still no definite timeline for the starter's return to the Brewers' rotation, but the injury is not usually one that requires a short absence.

Before going down with the injury, Houser was having a pretty weak season, posting a 4.72 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, and 57 strikeouts in 76 innings. He has a 4-8 record on the season. 

Last season, Houser was a very good starter for the Brewers, throwing a solid 3.22 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, and 105 strikeouts in 142 innings. He posted a 10-6 record. 

Barring any setbacks in his recovery, the twenty-nine year old has a chance to return to the Brewers' rotation in the middle of next month. 

The Brewers are currently 50-43, leading the NL Central with a narrow half-game lead on the Cardinals. 

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