This is the worse decision Astros has made Dylan Coleman says

Toronto Blue Jays get a little-used reliever from the Houston Astros.

A late transaction made by the Houston Astros on Saturday will affect the depth of their bullpen going forward.
On Saturday night, the Houston Astros dealt reliever Joel Kuhnel to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for cash, per to MLB.com report.

The 29-year-old right-hander only made one appearance with the Astros this season, on April 12 against the Texas Rangers, lasting two innings. In 52 pitches, he gave up four hits and four earned runs while striking out one.
Houston optioned Kuhnel to Triple-A Sugar Land following that performance. The Astros sent Kuhnel to Toronto on Saturday after designating him for assignment on Tuesday.

The Blue Jays optioned him immediately to their Triple-A affiliate in Buffalo.

Houston picked up Kuhnel last June when they acquired him off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds, where was their 11th-round pick in 2016 out of UT-Arlington. He made seven appearances with the Astros and didn’t figure in a decision. He had a 4.66 ERA in 9.2 innings, giving up 10 hits, five earned runs and two home runs. He also walked three and struck out three.

The Goldsboro, N.C., native had his best season with the Reds in 2022, when he made 53 appearances and went 2-3 with a 6.36 ERA. He also had five holds and a save. He pitched 58 innings, giving up 41 runs (all earned) while striking out 56 and walking 14.

As of Sunday the Astros have 35 active players on their 40-man roster. Pitchers Dylan Coleman, J.P. France, Blair Henley, Parker Mushinski and Forrest Whitley are all in the minor leagues.

José Urquidy and Cristian Javier are on the 15-day injured list. Luis Garcia, Lance McCullers Jr., Penn Murfee, Oliver Ortega and Bennett Sousa are all on the 60-day injured list.

Houston Astros infielder shines during his time at Sugar Land for injury rehabilitation

 

As he gets ready to make a comeback, Houston Astros infielder Grae Kessinger is practicing with the team’s Triple-A club.
As he gets closer to making a comeback to the Major Leagues, injured Houston Astros shortstop Grae Kessinger started a rehab assignment with Triple-A Sugar Land on Sunday.

Kessinger journeyed to their series finale with El Paso alongside the Space Cowboys. Space Cowboys prevailed, 12–5.
As the designated hitter, the 26-year-old was excellent, going 3-for-4 with two RBI, a walk, and two runs scored. In the game, he had one extra-base hit.
These marked Kessinger’s first at-bats in the minor leagues since he played in 56 games with Double-A Corpus Christi and Sugar Land in the previous season.

After playing against Colorado on April 27, the right-handed hitting outfielder complained of soreness in his right shoulder. With effect from April 28, the Astros placed him on the 10-day disabled list on April 30. He can therefore come back the next week.

He appeared in eight games with Houston prior to the injury, but he was mostly used as a late defensive substitute and did not record a hit in ten at-bats.
Last season, he made his Major League debut with the Astros, where he batted.200 in 26 games with one RBI and one home run.

In the second round of the 2019 MLB Draft, Houston selected the Oxford, Mississippi, native from Ole Miss. He is Don Kessinger’s grandson and Keith Kessinger’s nephew.

Due to right hamstring pain, Chas McCormick is on the 15-day injured list for the Astros, further depleting their outfield depth. Recently, he started a running program to get ready for a rehab assignment involving kids.
Due to right hamstring pain, Chas McCormick is on the 15-day injured list for the Astros, further depleting their outfield depth. Recently, he started a running program to get ready for a rehab assignment involving kids.

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