Brian Bixler is a baseball professional. He is not always a major league baseball professional, but he is a very valuable player for a major league team to have on the 40 man roster.
He can play just about any position on the field. He has good running speed and a dependable low-power bat.
In the last few days he has been showing his value to the Astros. In Tuesday's 6-3 loss to San Francisco Bixler had a double and single, drove in two of the three runs and stole a base. He played right field.
On Sunday in Chicago, playing left field he had a single and walk and stole two bases.
Bixler's trip to the Astros still may be temporary. He started the season on the roster when Jed Lowrie was recovering from a spring training injury but was sent to Oklahoma City when Lowrie was ready to go. He also played rarely and many fans never really got to know who he was.
That is understandable. Bixler was a non-roster spring training invitee who had been acquired with only one year and 126 day...