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Kyle Weiland unlikely to return from surgery this year

Houston Astros v Washington Nationals

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 16: Kyle Weiland #56 the Houston Astros pitches against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on April 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

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Houston lost shortstop Jed Lowrie to the disabled list yesterday and the other player they got from the Red Sox in the Mark Melancon swap, right-hander Kyle Weiland, is unlikely to pitch again this season.

Weiland underwent shoulder surgery in May and was initially hoping to return relatively quickly, but an infection ruined those plans and general manager Jeff Luhnow admitted to Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle that he’d “be surprised if he made it back into the competition this year.”

If healthy he’ll likely compete for spot at the back of the Astros’ rotation next year.