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Sport Astros select Marwin Gonzalez, option Josh James

22:35  05 september  2021
22:35  05 september  2021 Source:   mlbtraderumors.com

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The Astros have selected the contract of Marwin Gonzalez, according to Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle. Josh James was optioned to make room on the active roster.

a close up of a baseball player holding a bat: Marwin Gonzalez. © Ashley Green / Telegram & Gazette via Imagn Content Services, LLC Marwin Gonzalez.

The Astros 40-man roster had a vacancy because Zack Greinke and Taylor Jones were recently placed on the COVID IL. Neither counts against the 40-man roster at this time.

Gonzalez, and the recently-called-up Jose Siri, could potentially be considered COVID replacement players, which would mean they’d be able to be sent back down to Triple-A and removed from the 40-man roster without needing to pass through waivers.

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Gonzalez was released by the Red Sox a few weeks ago after a disappointing season. In 77 games for Boston, he slashed .202/.281/.285, producing a wRC+ of 56, the second-lowest mark of his career behind only his 54 way back in 2013.

The Astros added him on a minor league deal on August 27. Gonzalez will now see if a return to the Houston organization can bring him back to something resembling the best stretch of his career, which came as an Astro from 2014 to 2018. Over those seasons, he hit .271/.328/.438, for a wRC+ of 111. Since the minor league deal was signed before the end of August, Gonzalez is eligible to play in the postseason for the Astros.

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