Astros outfielder Colby Rasmus, pitcher Brad Peacock and broadcaster Steve Sparks have hit the road as part of the Astros Caravan in San Antonio.
MLB.com reporter Brian McTaggert and Houston Chronicle sports columnist Brian T. Smith spoke with Brad Peacock about the upcoming season. Peacock talked about his recovery from back surgery and his status.
Brad Peacock says he's 100% and ready to go for spring training following back surgery last month.
— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) January 19, 2016
The Astros acquired Peacock as part of the original Jed Lowrie trade to Oakland in 2013. Peacock, former Astro Chris Carter and Max Stassi came to Houston in exchange for Lowrie.
Peacock bounced between Houston and Triple over the next two season, posting a 9-15 record with a 4.90 ERA in 46 starts. He made just one start in 2015, allowing three runs over five innings pitched.
Peacock's 2015 was lost with a lingering hip injury and a back surgery this offseason.
Peacock would be a interesting addition to the mix with the Astros rotation that is set with Dallas Keuchel, Collin McHugh, Lance McCullers, Mike Fiers, and Scott Feldman -- with Asher Wojciechowski and Dan Straily waiting in the wings with Peacock.