Peacock has season-ending surgery

Astros expect righty to be ready for next year after bone spurs removed

Peacock has season-ending surgery

SAN FRANCISCO -- Astros right-handed pitcher Brad Peacock will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery last week in Chicago to remove two bone spurs that were pinching a nerve near his spine.

Peacock, who underwent arthroscopic surgery Wednesday, pitched in only one game for the Astros this year after dealing with what was originally called a right intercostal strain. He threw five innings April 14 against Oakland and then went back on the disabled list. Peacock had a setback during a June 11 Minor League rehab outing at Double-A and didn't pitch again.

"We've addressed the issue that he had and we're expecting that he will be symptom free and healthy and ready to go for next year," general manager Jeff Luhnow said.

Peacock had hip surgery in October and came to spring camp 30 pounds lighter and ready to compete for a spot in the starting rotation. He started last season in the Astros' bullpen and wound up making 24 starts, going 4-9 with a 4.72 ERA.

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