MLB: Astros recovers Cuban utility, while reliever restarts rehab

MLB Astros recovers Cuban utility while reliever restarts rehab

The Cuban infielder Aledmys Díaz of the Houston Astros, will be activated from the 10-day injured list before today’s game Monday against the Seattle Mariners. The utility has been out of action since his left hand was fractured by a pitch from the Toronto Blue’s right-hander Ross Stripling on June 5, although Diaz will return within the original six- to eight-week rehab window.

Diaz has been an invaluable part-time player during his three seasons with the Astros, hitting .269 / .338 / .460 in 432 plate appearances and playing multiple positions. Diaz is likely to slide straight into third base service while Alex Bregman is still on his own minor league rehab assignment:

For his part, right-handed reliever Josh James he resumed his rehab assignment on Sunday. The right-hander has yet to pitch this season after undergoing hip surgery last October and then sustaining a hamstring injury in June 2020.

Just when it looked like James was recovering from his hamstring problem, he exacerbated the problem again last week, requiring a check-up from team doctors. It is not yet known when James might make his 2021 debut with the Astros, but it looks like he’s making progress once again after this latest setback.

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James has recorded many strikeouts (34.1 K%) but also too many walks (13.4 BB%) in his 101 2/3 career innings in the majors, posting a 4.60 ERA with the Astros since the start of the 2018 season. .

Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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