Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow always finds diamonds in the rough as throw-in players. Joe Musgrove, Francis Martes, and Derek Fisher comes to mind, just to name a few. James Hoyt was included as part of the Evan Gattis trade with the Braves is another diamond in the rough.
Hoyt has been called up the Astros after the team traded away Scott Feldman and put Luke Gregerson on the disabled list.
Also, the #Astros will select RHP James Hoyt to the Major League roster tomorrow and will make a corresponding roster move at that time.— Houston Astros (@astros) August 2, 2016
Hoyt, 29, stands at 6'6" tall. He is 4-3 with a 1.62 ERA in 45 games this season. Hoyt has 28 saves in 31 opportunities.
The trade of Feldman opens a spot on the 40-man roster and Doug Fister going on paternity leave gives Hoyt a spot on the 25-man roster.