We’ve still got another 9+ weeks until pitchers and catchers report.
So your offseason is swimming along nicely. Already one-third complete, Opening Day will be here before you know it. I don’t mean to come across as a Pollyanna, but I’m just trying to look on the bright side of no baseball.
Houston Astros News
Houston Astros throw some shade at Texas Rangers (larrybrownsports.com)
Astros Trade Rumors: Houston Pursuing Diamondbacks’ Outfielders (climbingtalshill.com)
Houston Astros just put on a clinic on how to successfully run a franchise (Houston.sportsmap.com)
MLB Power Rankings: Where All 30 Teams Stand After Winter Meetings (bleacherreport.com)
Oops! All Astros: Angel Macuare
Angel Macuare is a six-foot-two, 250 lb. right-handed pitcher from Puerto Ordaz, VZ. Born on March 3, 2000, he was signed through free agency by Houston on July 2, 2016.
After signing, Macuare made several stops in Houston’s feeder system, starting in 30 of his 52 appearances between 2017 and 2021. The 2022 season would begin with Macuare at the Double-A level with the Corpus Christi Hooks. His best appearance of the season was on April 27, when he gave up one run on three hits and two walks, striking out five over 5 1⁄3 frames in a 5-1 loss to the Tulsa Drillers. On May 14, he surrendered seven runs in 3 1⁄3 innings. It was his last appearance of the season.
Macuare later went on the injured list, and came off near the end of the season. He faced 117 batters in total, walking 14 and striking out 23 in 24 2⁄3 innings. The opposition racked up a .307/.393/.485 slashline and a 1.824 WHIP. Still a part of Houston’s Double-A roster, Macuare should get an injury-free look at Double-A to start 2023.