Thursday, August 6, 2009

Tanner Bushue shut down

WJBD Radio is reporting that 2009 2nd Round pick, pitcher Tanner Bushue, has been shut down for the season.

The 6-foot-4 right-hander has been shut down by the Houston Astros organization after being diagnosed with a couple of stress fractures in his spine.

According to Bushue, it was something that just happened. He says the team decided, after discussing with doctors, shutting him down so he wouldn’t more seriously injure himself. Bushue was throwing well for the Gulf Coast League Astros, going 1-0 with a 2.42 ERA. Bushue has struck out more than hits allowed in 22.1 innings pitched the right-hander struck out 19, walked 5 and allowed 18 hits. Bushue is expected to make a full recovery.