July 6, 2022

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2017 Houston Astros: Where are they now?

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It’s been just five years since the Astros won their only World Series, but only five players – Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman, Yuli Gurriel, Lance McCullers and Justin Verlander – remain with Houston from that 2017 team. Of the 36 players – position players who played more than 15 games and pitchers who made more than 10 appearances – from that landmark season, 23 are still playing in the big leagues, seven have retired, four are still free agents and two have joined other leagues.

More importantly, the rest of the players have spread across Major League Baseball and now nearly every team in the league has had at least one member of the 2017 Houston Astros on their roster. In fact, there are just four teams left – Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants – who have never had a member of that group eventually suit up for them. So, when fans are booing the Astros for their 2017 trash can-banging ways, they’ve probably also cheered a member from that very team just because they’re suddenly wearing their uniform now.

Apollo Collin on Twitter found some of that laughably ridiculous hypocrisy by digging through the Twitter feeds of Twins fans who hated the Astros and Carlos Correa, until the star shortstop decided to make his summer home in the Twin Cities.

Here’s an update on the players who won the Astros’ first World Series championship and what they’re doing now …

Table of Contents

Brian McCann, catcher (RETIRED)

Brian McCann throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Game One of the 2019 World Series between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals at Minute Maid Park on October 22, 2019 in Houston.

Brian McCann throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Game One of the 2019 World Series between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals at Minute Maid Park on October 22, 2019 in Houston.

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McCann, who started every postseason game at catcher for the 2017 Astros, played one more season in Houston before signing with the Braves as a free agent before the 2019 season. McCann retired after one final year in Atlanta at the age of 35.

Yuli Gurriel, first base (STILL IN HOUSTON)

Houston Astros' Yuli Gurriel takes a bow after he homered off of pitcher Framber Valdez during a live batting practice during a spring training baseball workout, Saturday, March 19, 2022 in West Palm Beach, Fla.(Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)
Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel takes a bow after he homered off of pitcher Framber Valdez during a live batting practice during a spring training baseball workout, Saturday, March 19, 2022 in West Palm Beach, Fla.(Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)Karen Warren/Associated Press

Gurriel, who is one of just three position players from the 2017 team still with the Astros, is entering his seventh season in Houston and won the American League batting title in 2021, hitting a career-best .319, 20 points higher than what he hit in 2017. Gurriel, who turns 38 this summer, is in the final year of his Astros contract.

Jose Altuve, second base (STILL IN HOUSTON)

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (27) during Astros spring training workouts at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches facility on Monday, March 21, 2022 in West Palm Beach.
Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (27) during Astros spring training workouts at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches facility on Monday, March 21, 2022 in West Palm Beach.Karen Warren/Staff photographer

Altuve, who was the American League MVP in 2017, is entering his 12th season with the Astros after hitting a career-high 31 home runs in 2021. Altuve is under contract for three more seasons.

Carlos Correa, shortstop (TWINS)

Minnesota Twins' Carlos Correa adjusts his arm protector during batting batting practice at Hammond Stadium Wednesday March 23, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Minnesota Twins’ Carlos Correa adjusts his arm protector during batting batting practice at Hammond Stadium Wednesday March 23, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)Steve Helber/Associated Press

Correa, who hit a career-best .315 in the 2017 season, had the best season of his career last year when he hit .279 with 26 home runs and 92 RBIs. However, he left the Astros in March when he signed a three-year, $103.5 million deal with the Minnesota Twins.

Alex Bregman, third base (STILL IN HOUSTON)

Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman (2) during work outs at the Astros spring training camp at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on Monday, March 14, 2022 in West Palm Beach .
Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman (2) during work outs at the Astros spring training camp at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on Monday, March 14, 2022 in West Palm Beach .Karen Warren/Staff photographer

Bregman was in his first full season in the big leagues when the Astros won it all in 2017. Two years later, a 2019 season in which Major League Baseball’s investigation found that the team’s cheating had stopped, Bregman had a career year, hitting .296 with 41 home runs and 112 RBIs. Bregman, who turns 28 next week, is under contract with the Astros for three more seasons.

George Springer, center field (BLUE JAYS)

This is a Saturday, March 19, 2022 photo of outfielder George Springer of the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team in Dunedin, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
This is a Saturday, March 19, 2022 photo of outfielder George Springer of the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team in Dunedin, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Lynne Sladky/Associated Press

Springer was the 2017 World Series MVP, setting a record with five home runs in the seven-game series win over the Dodgers. Springer played three more seasons with the Astros before signing a six-year, $150 million contract with the Toronto Blue Jays after the 2020 season.

Josh Reddick fight field (MEXICAN LEAGUE)

Former Astro Josh Reddick throws out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 1 of the American League Championship Series on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, at Minute Maid Park in Houston.
Former Astro Josh Reddick throws out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 1 of the American League Championship Series on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, at Minute Maid Park in Houston.Brett Coomer/Staff photographer

Reddick, who hit a career-best .314 in 2017, played three more seasons with the Astros before signing with the Diamondbacks as a free agent before last season. He was released midseason last year and signed a deal with a team in the Mexican League in February. 

Marwin Gonzalez, left field (YANKEES)

Houston Astros infielder Marwin Gonzalez (9) takes batting practice before Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021 at Truist Park in Atlanta.
Houston Astros infielder Marwin Gonzalez (9) takes batting practice before Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021 at Truist Park in Atlanta.Karen Warren/Staff photographer

Gonzalez, who hit one of the biggest home runs in franchise history when he blasted a shot off Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen that tied up Game 2 of the 2017 World Series, played one more season in Houston before signing a two-year, $21 million contract with the Twins. Gonzalez played part of last season with the Red Sox before rejoining the Astros near the end of the season. The 33-year-old signed a minor league contract with the Yankees this week. 

Carlos Beltran, designated hitter (RETIRED)

New York Mets new manager Carlos Beltran smiles during an introductory baseball news conference in New York, Monday, Nov. 4 2019.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
New York Mets new manager Carlos Beltran smiles during an introductory baseball news conference in New York, Monday, Nov. 4 2019.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)Seth Wenig/Associated Press

Beltran, who was one of the ringleaders of the Astros cheating scandal, retired after the Astros won the World Series. The Mets hired Beltran as their manager in November 2019, but when Major League Baseball released the results of its investigation into the Astros, the two parted ways in January 2020 before he ever managed a game. Beltran currently works for the YES Network as a Yankees’ game analyst.

Evan Gattis, designated hitter (RETIRED)

HOUSTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 22: Evan Gattis acknowledges the crowd prior to Game One of the 2019 World Series between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals at Minute Maid Park on October 22, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TEXAS – OCTOBER 22: Evan Gattis acknowledges the crowd prior to Game One of the 2019 World Series between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals at Minute Maid Park on October 22, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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Gattis, who hit .267 (8-for-30) in the 2017 postseason, played one more season in the big leagues with the Astros before leaving the game at the age of 32. Gattis continues to keep a presence on Twitter and has had plenty to say about what people think about those Astros teams.

Jake Marisnick, center field (RANGERS)

Jake Marisnick of the Texas Rangers poses during Photo Day at Surprise Stadium on March 17, 2022 in Surprise, Arizona.

Jake Marisnick of the Texas Rangers poses during Photo Day at Surprise Stadium on March 17, 2022 in Surprise, Arizona.

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Marisnick, who missed the 2017 postseason with an injured thumb, played two more seasons in Houston before getting traded to the Mets for current Astros reliever Blake Taylor in December 2019. He has since also played for the Cubs and Padres and signed a minor-league contract with the Texas Rangers earlier this month.

Derek Fisher, outfield (TWINS)

Minnesota Twins pitcher Derek Fisher (52) is welcomed back to the dugout after a solo home run during the seventh inning of a spring training baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday March 20, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Minnesota Twins pitcher Derek Fisher (52) is welcomed back to the dugout after a solo home run during the seventh inning of a spring training baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday March 20, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)Steve Helber/Associated Press

Fisher, who scored the winning run as a pinch-runner in Game 5 of the 2017 World Series, was dealt to the Blue Jays at the trade deadline for pitchers Joe Biagini and Aaron Sanchez. He was traded to the Brewers before last season and signed a minor league deal with the Minnesota Twins this offseason.

Cameron Maybin, outfield (RETIRED)

Cameron Maybin of the Chicago Cubs in action against the Seattle Mariners in the second inning on March 03, 2021 at Sloan Park in Mesa, Arizona.

Cameron Maybin of the Chicago Cubs in action against the Seattle Mariners in the second inning on March 03, 2021 at Sloan Park in Mesa, Arizona.

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The Astros claimed Maybin off waivers in the 2017 season and he went 2-for-7 in the postseason, including stealing a base in the World Series. He signed with the Marlins as a free agent after that season and also went on to play for the Mariners, Yankees, Tigers, Cubs and Mets before announcing his retirement this offseason. He currently works for the YES Network as a Yankees color commentator.

Juan Centeno, catcher (DIAMONDBACKS)

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA - MARCH 21: Juan Centeno #56 of the Arizona Diamondbacks poses during Photo Day at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on March 21, 2022 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA – MARCH 21: Juan Centeno #56 of the Arizona Diamondbacks poses during Photo Day at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on March 21, 2022 in Scottsdale, Arizona.Chris Coduto/Getty Images

Centeno, who bounced around between the Astros and the minors, appeared in one postseason game for the 2017 Astros, but didn’t have a plate appearance. He played for the Rangers in 2018 and the Red Sox in 2019. He was with the Tigers’ organization in the minors last season and currently is in spring training with the Diamondbacks.

Tony Kemp, utility (A’S)

Oakland Athletics second baseman Tony Kemp throws to first base during a baseball spring training workout Wednesday, March 16, 2022, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Oakland Athletics second baseman Tony Kemp throws to first base during a baseball spring training workout Wednesday, March 16, 2022, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press

Kemp played in just 17 games for the 2017 Astros and didn’t make any of the postseason rosters that year. He was traded to the Cubs in 2019 for Martin Maldonado and is entering his third season with the Oakland A’s.

Tyler White, first base (BREWERS)

Tyler White of the Milwaukee Brewers poses for a portrait during the Milwaukee Brewers photo day at American Family Fields of Phoenix on March 17, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Tyler White of the Milwaukee Brewers poses for a portrait during the Milwaukee Brewers photo day at American Family Fields of Phoenix on March 17, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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White appeared in 22 games for the 2017 Astros and didn’t make any of the postseason rosters. The Astros released him in the middle of the 2019 season and he was picked up by the Dodgers. He was in the Toronto Blue Jays’ minor league system in 2021 and currently is in spring training with the Brewers.

Nori Aoki, left field (TOKYO)

Norichika Aoki of Team Japan jogs back to the dugout in the third inning during Game 4 of Pool E of the 2017 World Baseball Classic against Team Cuba at the Tokyo Dome on Monday, March 14, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan.

Norichika Aoki of Team Japan jogs back to the dugout in the third inning during Game 4 of Pool E of the 2017 World Baseball Classic against Team Cuba at the Tokyo Dome on Monday, March 14, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan.

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Aoki played in 70 games for the 2017 Astros but was traded at the deadline with Teoscar Hernandez for reliever Francisco Liriano. He finished the 2017 season with the Mets. In 2018, he signed with the Yakult Swallows in the Nippon Professional Baseball league where he’s still playing.

J.D. Davis, third base (METS)

J.D. Davis of the New York Mets poses for a photo during the New York Mets Photo Day at Clover Park on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

J.D. Davis of the New York Mets poses for a photo during the New York Mets Photo Day at Clover Park on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

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Davis appeared in just 24 games for the 2017 season, which was his rookie year. The Astros traded him to the Mets before the 2019 season where he still is as a bench player behind starting third baseman Eduardo Escobar.

Justin Verlander, pitcher (STILL IN HOUSTON)

Houston Astros Justin Verlander pitches in the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Friday, March 18, 2022, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Houston Astros Justin Verlander pitches in the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Friday, March 18, 2022, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press

The Astros acquired at the trade deadline in 2017 and he went 4-0 in the ALDS and ALCS, being named the ALCS MVP when he gave up just one run in 16 innings against the Yankees. Verlander has continued to pitch for the Astros, though he’s missed most of the last two seasons after having Tommy John surgery.

Dallas Keuchel, pitcher (WHITE SOX)

Dallas Keuchel of the Chicago White Sox looks on prior to Game 1 of the ALDS between the Chicago White Sox and the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on Thursday, October 7, 2021 in Houston.

Dallas Keuchel of the Chicago White Sox looks on prior to Game 1 of the ALDS between the Chicago White Sox and the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on Thursday, October 7, 2021 in Houston.

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Keuchel went 14-5 with a 2.90 ERA in 2017, but pitched just one more season for the Astros before leaving via free agency. He’s pitched for the Braves and White Sox, where he’s pitching now on a three-year, $55.5 million contract.

Lance McCullers, pitcher (STILL IN HOUSTON)

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA - MARCH 16: Lance McCullers Jr. #43 of the Houston Astros poses for a photo during Photo Day at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on March 16, 2022 in West Palm Beach, Florida.
WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA – MARCH 16: Lance McCullers Jr. #43 of the Houston Astros poses for a photo during Photo Day at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on March 16, 2022 in West Palm Beach, Florida.Michael Reaves/Getty Images

McCullers, who along with Verlander are the only pitching holdovers from the 2017 team, started Game 7 of the Astros’ World Series win over the Dodgers. He’s continued to pitch in Houston and is on a five-year, $85 million contract and says “Bury me in the H.”

Charlie Morton, pitcher (BRAVES)

Atlanta Braves pitcher Charlie Morton delivers to Dansby Swanson during live batting practice at baseball spring training at CoolToday Park in North Port, Fla., Wednesday, March 16, 2022.(Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
Atlanta Braves pitcher Charlie Morton delivers to Dansby Swanson during live batting practice at baseball spring training at CoolToday Park in North Port, Fla., Wednesday, March 16, 2022.(Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)Curtis Compton/Associated Press

Morton got the win for the Astros in Game 7 over the Dodgers, giving up just one run in four innings of work. Morton pitched one more year in Houston, before he left for Tampa Bay in free agency. He’s currently pitching for the Braves, who he was with last year when Atlanta beat the Astros in the World Series.

Brad Peacock, pitcher (ROYALS)

Brad Peacock of the Kansas City Royals poses for a photo during the Kansas City Royals Photo Day at Surprise Stadium on Sunday, March 20, 2022 in Surprise, Arizona.

Brad Peacock of the Kansas City Royals poses for a photo during the Kansas City Royals Photo Day at Surprise Stadium on Sunday, March 20, 2022 in Surprise, Arizona.

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Peacock was invaluable to the 2017 Astros, going 13-2 with a 3.00 ERA in 34 appearances, including 21 starts, during the regular season. He pitched in four of the seven World Series games, including two shutout innings of relief in Game 7. Peacock stuck with the Astros through the 2020 season before signing with Cleveland in 2021 and getting traded to the Red Sox late last season. He’s currently in spring training with the Royals.

Collin McHugh, pitcher (BRAVES)

Atlanta Braves newly signed pitcher Collin McHugh loosens up at baseball spring training in North Port, Fla., Thursday, March 17, 2022. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
Atlanta Braves newly signed pitcher Collin McHugh loosens up at baseball spring training in North Port, Fla., Thursday, March 17, 2022. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)Curtis Compton/Associated Press

McHugh, who was a starter for the Astros in 2017 but pitched out of the bullpen in the playoffs, stuck around the Astros through the 2019 season. He signed with the Red Sox in 2020, but sat out due to the pandemic. He was with Tampa Bay last season and signed with the Braves for two years, $10 million in March.

Mike Fiers, pitcher (MEXICAN LEAGUE)

Injured Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers sits in the dugout during a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Injured Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers sits in the dugout during a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Jeff Chiu/Associated Press

Ah, Mike Fiers. He had a decent regular season in 2017, helping fill the void in the rotation caused by injuries, but he wasn’t included on any of the postseason rosters. He later went on to tell The Athletic about the Astros’ trash-can banging system. Since leaving the Astros, he pitched for the Tigers and A’s. On Thursday, he signed with Leones de Yucatan of the Mexican League.

Ken Giles, pitcher (MARINERS)

This is a 2022 photo of Ken Giles of the Seattle Mariners baseball team. This image reflects the Seattle Mariners active roster as of Wednesday, March 16, 2022, when this image was taken. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
This is a 2022 photo of Ken Giles of the Seattle Mariners baseball team. This image reflects the Seattle Mariners active roster as of Wednesday, March 16, 2022, when this image was taken. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Charlie Riedel/Associated Press

Giles, who was the Astros closer for most of the 2017 season, had a rough postseason, giving up 10 runs in 7 2/3 innings, including five runs in just 1 2/3 innings of the World Series. After a bad first half with the Astros in 2018, he was traded to Toronto in a package that landed Roberto Osuna. Giles, who had Tommy John surgery in September 2020, signed with the Mariners as a free agent this offseason.

Chris Devenski, pitcher (DIAMONDBACKS)

This is a 2022 photo of Chris Devenski of the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball team shown, Monday, March 21, 2022, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
This is a 2022 photo of Chris Devenski of the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball team shown, Monday, March 21, 2022, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)Matt York/Associated Press

Devenski was spectacular in the 2017 regular season, making the All-Star team, but he had a rough postseason, giving up eight runs in eight innings. Devenski pitched with the Astros through the 2020 season before signing with the Diamondbacks as a free agent in 2021. He had an 8.59 ERA in just eight appearances with Arizona last year and currently is recovering from arm surgery.

Luke Gregerson, pitcher (RETIRED)

Luke Gregerson of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches during the eighth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium on May 4, 2018 in St Louis, Missouri. 

Luke Gregerson of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches during the eighth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium on May 4, 2018 in St Louis, Missouri. 

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Gregerson pitched three seasons for the Astros, including making five scoreless appearances in the 2017 postseason. He signed with the St. Louis Cardinals after the season and pitched there two years before retiring at the age of 35.

Will Harris, pitcher (NATIONALS)

Will Harris of the Washington Nationals poses during Photo Day at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on March 17, 2022 in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Will Harris of the Washington Nationals poses during Photo Day at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on March 17, 2022 in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Harris will be remembered in Houston for giving up the go-ahead home run in Game 7 of the 2019 World Series against the Washington Nationals, but he made three scoreless appearances in the 2017 World Series. Harris signed a three-year, $24 million contract with the National after the 2019 season. He had to have throat surgery last season and struggled with a 9.00 ERA in just eight appearances.

Joe Musgrove, pitcher (PADRES)

At Peoria Sports Complex on March 14, 2022, in Peoria, Arizona, San Diego Padres pitcher Joe Musgrove reviews technique with pitching coach Ruben Niebla, left.
At Peoria Sports Complex on March 14, 2022, in Peoria, Arizona, San Diego Padres pitcher Joe Musgrove reviews technique with pitching coach Ruben Niebla, left.Nelvin C. Cepeda/TNS

At just 24 years old, Musgrove pitched in four games of the 2017 World Series, including getting a win in the pivotal Game 5 by pitching a scoreless 10th inning. After that season, the Astros used him in a trade to pry Gerrit Cole from the Pirates. Musgrove spent three seasons in Pittsburgh before being traded to his hometown Padres where he flourished last year, including throwing a no-hitter.

Francisco Liriano, pitcher (RETIRED)

Francisco Liriano  of the Toronto Blue Jays throws a pitch during the fifth inning against the Baltimore Orioles during a spring training game at TD Ballpark on March 13, 2021 in Dunedin, Florida.

Francisco Liriano  of the Toronto Blue Jays throws a pitch during the fifth inning against the Baltimore Orioles during a spring training game at TD Ballpark on March 13, 2021 in Dunedin, Florida.

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The Astros traded for Liriano at the deadline in 2017, and he made two scoreless appearances in the World Series that year, including getting an out in Game 7. He left the Astros after that season and went on to pitch for the Tigers and Pirates. He was with the Blue Jays in spring training last season, but didn’t make the club. He officially announced his retirement in January at the age of 38.

Michael Feliz, pitcher (RED SOX)

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Michael Feliz pitched a scoreless first inning in spring training on March 17, 2022.

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Michael Feliz pitched a scoreless first inning in spring training on March 17, 2022.

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Feliz never pitched in the playoffs, but he was with the Astros for three seasons, including making 46 relief appearances in 2017, before he was was in the trade package sent to the Pirates for Gerrit Cole. Feliz has pitched for the Pirates, Reds, Red Sox and Athletics. He’s currently in spring training with the Red Sox, where he signed a minor league deal.

Tony Sipp, pitcher (RETIRED)

Tony Sipp of the Washington Nationals pitches against the Colorado Rockies during the seventh inning of a game at Nationals Park on June 24, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Tony Sipp of the Washington Nationals pitches against the Colorado Rockies during the seventh inning of a game at Nationals Park on June 24, 2019 in Washington, DC.

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Sipp didn’t appear in the playoffs for the 2017 Astros, but he did make 46 relief appearances in the regular season for that team. Sipp signed with the Nationals after the 2018 season and pitched one more year before retiring at the age of 36.

Francis Martes, pitcher (FREE AGENT)

Houston Astros pitcher Francis Martes (50) throws a live BP session during spring training workouts for the Astros at Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Florida, Thursday, February 25, 2021.
Houston Astros pitcher Francis Martes (50) throws a live BP session during spring training workouts for the Astros at Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Florida, Thursday, February 25, 2021.Karen Warren/Staff photographer

Martes didn’t pitch in the postseason, but he made 32 appearances in the regular season as a 21-year-old. That was his only season in the big leagues. He had Tommy John surgery in 2018 and was suspended in the 2019 and 2020 seasons. He made seven appearances for the Class AAA Sugar Land Skeeters in 2021, but has was released in August and still is unsigned.

James Hoyt, pitcher (FREE AGENT)

James Hoyt of the Los Angeles Angels pitches against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 26, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland.

James Hoyt of the Los Angeles Angels pitches against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 26, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Hoyt didn’t appear in the postseason for the Astros, but he came out of the bullpen 43 times during the 2017 regular season. The Astros traded him to Cleveland in the middle of the 2018 season, and he went on to also pitch for the Marlins and Angels and is still looking for a team this spring.

Tyler Clippard, pitcher (FREE AGENT)

Tyler Clippard of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitches against the San Francisco Giants in the bottom of the eighth inning at Oracle Park on September 29, 2021 in San Francisco, California.

Tyler Clippard of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitches against the San Francisco Giants in the bottom of the eighth inning at Oracle Park on September 29, 2021 in San Francisco, California.

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The Astros traded for Clippard late in the 2017 season, but didn’t use him in the playoffs. After his brief time in Houston, Clippard went on to pitch for Toronto, Cleveland, Minnesota and Arizona. He still is looking for a team this spring.

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