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Astros make room for LHP Kazmir, send OF Hoes to Triple-A

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Houston Astros have cleared roster space for newly acquired pitcher Scott Kazmir by optioning outfielder L.J. Hoes to Triple-A Fresno. Kazmir was set to start Friday night at Kansas City. The Astros got the left-hander Thursday in a trade with Oakland. Hoes started four games for Houston after being promoted from the minors on July 12. He's hit .267 in...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros’ outfielder L.J. Hoes may be returning to Baltimore

Contrary to reports earlier this week, Astros’ outfielder L.J. Hoes is not on the Disabled List. Hoes returned from the 7-day DL last Friday night and has played in the Fresno Grizzlies’ last four games, despite still being listed on Fresno’s website as being on the disabled list. This is the first year that Fresno has been the Triple-A affiliate with the Houston Astros and...
Via Baseball Essential
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles, Angels said to be interested in L.J. Hoes

The Baltimore Orioles and Los Angels Angels are two of the teams showing interest in Houston Astros minor leaguers L.J. Hoes and Alex Pressley according to MLB Daily Dish. Hoes is hitting .335/.417/.466 with three homers in 59 games this season at Triple-A. He hit .172 with three home runs and 11 RBI in 55 games last season for the Astros. The Astros have a surplus of outfield...
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles trade rumors: Houston Astros edition

According to Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle, the Baltimore Orioles have shown interest in trading with the Houston Astros. The Orioles are particularly drawn to two of the Astros’ minor league outfielders, L.J. Hoes and Alex Presley. Both players have spent the entire season in Triple-A and have been in the minors for the majority of their careers. The Astros seem to be...
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

L.J. Hoes Ready for Next Shot with Astros

Patient is the perfect word to describe Houston Astros’ outfield prospect L.J. Hoes. The former third round pick of the Baltimore Orioles in 2008, has shown an uncanny ability to work an at-bat. Even as an 18-year old rookie fresh out of high school, Hoes managed to draw more walks than strikeouts. I don’t have to be the one to tell you that type of plate discipline is very uncommon...
Via Baseball Essential
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros recall outfielder Hoes from Triple-A

SAN DIEGO (AP) The Houston Astros recalled OF L.J. Hoes from Triple-A Fresno on Monday. Hoes was hitting .418 with 9 doubles and 12 RBI in 15 games for Fresno, ranking second in the Pacific Coast League in doubles and batting average. Houston also optioned RHP Asher Wojciechowski to Triple-A Fresno. Wojciechowski was 0-1 with a 7.31 ERA in four appearances - three starts - for the...
Via AP on Fox
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Five tool players

I admit it. I brought you here under false pretenses. Here you thought you were going to read about players or prospects that had the proverbial five tools like running, throwing, power, high batting average and character. But that is not what this post is about. I'll leave such tool worship to the scouts and prospect writers who are good at what they do. Instead this post is about...
Via The Flagrant Fan
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Updates: George Springer, L. J. Hoes

Houston Astros’s star prospect George Springer was injured last night in the eighth inning of Jared Weaver’s two hitter. Other than a Jason Castro double, Springer recorded the only other hit of the evening. It was a long home run to start the top of the fourth inning on a hanging curveball by Weaver.The third overall prospect in the Astro’s deep farm system injured his right...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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