Astros' Michael Brantley won't return before All-Star break and McCullers Update

Michael Brantley (shoulder) will not return to the Astros before the All-Star break, manager Dusty Baker confirmed Tuesday.

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Brantley missed his 13th game Tuesday while dealing with the ailment, which the Astros have only described as “discomfort.”

Righthander Lance McCullers Jr. (flexor tendon strain) simulated two innings during a live batting practice session

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This was on Tuesday at Angel Stadium.

McCullers threw all four of his pitches

McCullers reported feeling good after the 37-pitch outing.

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McCullers said he is scheduled for another two-inning live batting practice Saturday before the team discusses what’s next in his rehab.

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