The Houston Astros did add experienced rotational depth today with the signing of Jake Odorizzi, but they will still need to look to their minor league arms for seasonal depth in the rotation and bullpen.
The Houston Astros have reportedly signed former Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi on a two-year deal. The right-hander has been the longest outed free agent arm this offseason, but after Framber Valdez’s injury this signing makes the most sense.
Free-agent pitcher Jake Odorizzi has reportedly agreed to a two-year contract with the Houston Astros . ESPN's Jeff Passan reported the deal between Odorizzi and the Astros, which also includes a player option...
The Astros could not manage a run after yesterday’s 14 run slugfest, and got only two hits. One was a lead-off triple by the Spring’s most valuable player, Myles Straw in the fourth, but he remained stranded.
The Houston Astros bats might have been quiet against the Miami Marlins on Friday, but the pitchers stood out once again in this seven-inning slate. Of the most effective, Brandon Bielak went three perfect innings, after a rough opener to the Marlins last Sunday.
The Astros suffered a tough blow on Wednesday, when Valdez was diagnosed with a fractured left ring finger. If Forrest Whitley wants to step up as one of the Astros’ starters this year, his time has finally come.
The Houston Astros‘ bats were alive in their fourth spring training game of the season against the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday. While starting most of their healthy expected starters, the Astros ran up 14 runs in nine innings with a strong performance from the pitching room including Lance McCullers Jr.
Other than the injury to Framber Valdez, Jake Kaplan reported that the Houston Astros will be down three more pitchers for “several days.” Luis Garcia, Bryan Abreu and Ronel Blanco are no longer at the spring training facilities due to health and safety protocols.