MLB: One more! Another reliever is about to join the Astros bullpen

The Houston Astros have designated rookie pitcher Ralph Garza Jr. for assignment, it is speculated that this move is to facilitate the activation of the also right-handed pitcher sprinter Josh James.

Before today’s game dming, the cub general manager, James Clicksaid James was close to returning. James has shown excellent flashes for the club in recent years, especially on his debut in 2018, in which he pitched 23 innings with a 2.35 ERA.

But since then, he has struggled with both inconsistencies and injuries, mostly undergoing hip surgery in October 2020.The Astros made a few additions to their bullpen ahead of Friday’s trade deadline, bringing in Kendall Graveman, to the Dominicans Yimi García, Rafael Montero and Phil Maton.

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Bringing James back into the fold could further bolster the relief corps as the team prepares for a race for the pennant with Dusty Baker at the helm. The club is currently atop the AL West, 5 1/2 games ahead of the Oakland Athletics.


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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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