The Houston Astros added depth to their outfield when they added Bly Madris from the Detroit Tigers earlier this week. Madris was recently traded to the Tigers, and the Astros offered a cash consideration for the outfielder.
Madris made his MLB debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates in July of the 2022 MLB season, batting .177/.244/.265 in 39 games. Then the Tampa Bay Rays won the DFA, again in September, and finally Detroit.
It’s just depth movement.
We’ve talked about it extensively here, but it’s starting to get more coverage elsewhere: Houston needs help at catcher.
The Astros are set to roll Martin Maldonado as the main option behind the plate, followed by several minor league options. Robert Perez. All have decent experience and are well covered for a year.
There is always the possibility of a deal, but the picking is small. . .
What is going on with Yuri Gurriel? The clubhouse and fan-favorite player appears to be having trouble coming to an agreement with the team as he remains a free agent.
Houston’s roster could have a role for Gurriel, but Jose Abreu was signed to take over his job earlier this winter. appears to be the way forward for
Finally, MLB released its first Power Rankings ahead of the 2023 MLB season. Considering the team has yet to solidify its roster, attend spring training, or throw a single big-league pitch, these mean little.
But for what it’s worth, they ranked the Astros number one.
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