Pirates’ Chris Archer undergoes hernia procedure

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PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 19: Chris Archer #24 of the Pittsburgh Pirates delivers a pitch in the first inning during the game against the Kansas City Royals at PNC Park on September 19, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH– A Pirates’ pitcher is now in recovery mode after undergoing a hernia procedure.

The team announced that P Chris Archer has undergone a procedure to repair a bilateral hernia.

It is expected to take Archer, 30, about six weeks to recover.

He is expected to be ready for Spring Training.

In 10 starts with Pittsburgh, Archer went 3-3 and threw 52.1 innings of 4.30 ERA ball with 60 strikeouts.

Overall, Archer made 27 starts in 2018, and Pittsburgh is hoping for the same level of durability next season.

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