Though the Astros technically waited a day for the information to leak out, another offday has led to roster moves. In this case, it's hot hitting infielder Danny Worth getting the call according to multiple sources.
Astros expected to call up Danny Worth from Triple A today, as @brianmctaggart said. No indication yet of corresponding move(s).— Jake Kaplan (@jakemkaplan) June 14, 2016
Worth, 30, is a veteran of five MLB seasons, playing previously with the Detroit Tigers, who drafted him in the second round in 2007 out of Pepperdine. The infielder hit .230/.293/.295 in 292 previous big-league plate appearances over 135 games. He's appeared mostly at second base in the majors, but has also played shortstop and third base.
In 54 games and 235 plate appearances for Fresno this season, Worth hit .340/.449/.550 with eight home runs, 12 doubles and two stolen bases. That's much higher than his career minor league line of .260/.340/.382, but he could provide an offensive spark for the Astros.
The Astros have not announced a corresponding move, so speculation abounds. Could Tyler White be getting sent down to work through his offensive struggles? Could Carlos Correa be heading to the disabled list?
As Kaplan notes in a later tweet, Worth did play third base over the weekend. If White was sent down, the Astros could shift Valbuena to first and play Worth at the hot corner. What do you think? Is this a worthy move? Who makes way for Worth?