The Houston Astros looked to improve in nearly every area this spring following a dismal 51-11 record last season. The competition is particularly fierce in the pitching staff, where the Astros have 25 pitchers on the 40-man roster, along with 9 non-roster invitees. Among the non-roster invitees is Peter Moylan, who has had some Major League success from 2006 through 2010. But...
Houston Astros relief pitcher Peter Moylan appears headed for a second Tommy John surgery after getting the results for an MRI on his right elbow.
Should Moylan indeed need Tommy John surgery he plans to pitch again according to Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle.
The 35-year-old Moylan was expected to be a part of the Astros bullpen to open the season.
Veteran infielder Cesar Izturis is among the 24 non-roster players the Houston Astros have invited to major league spring training.
Izturis was an All-Star in 2005. He hit .209 in with 11 RBIs in 63 games for Cincinnati last season.
Other free agent invitees are outfielder Adron Chambers, right-hander Peter Moylan and infielder Gregorio Petit.
Among the Houston minor leaguers...
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January 14, 2014