August 14, 2022

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Astros send Jose Siri to Class AAA Sugar Land, activate Jake Meyers

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When Jake Meyers was ready to make his season debut after rehabbing from offseason shoulder...

When Jake Meyers was ready to make his season debut after rehabbing from offseason shoulder surgery, there was going to have to be a tough decision to be made about who to send back to Class AAA Sugar Land: Jose Siri or Chas McCormick.

Before Friday’s game against the Yankees, the Astros made the decision and optioned Siri to the minor leagues, keeping McCormick around as a fourth outfielder and bat off the bench.

Neither Siri or McCormick have torn it up at the plate in the season’s first three months. While Siri offers more speed and better defense, he was hitting just .185 (24-for-130) with three home runs and nine RBI, while McCormick is hitting .219 (34-for-155) with six homers and 16 RBI.


Siri caused a bit of a stir this week when he admired a home run against the Mets, then apologized for it when Astros manager Dusty Baker said “he should have ran.” The next day, Siri tweeted, “F–k bad opinions. Have fun,” then quickly deleted the tweet. Siri started in Thursday’s loss to the Yankees and went 0-for-4.

The 26-year-old Meyers, who is starting in center field and batting ninth against the Yankees on Friday night, hit .260 with six home runs and 28 RBIs in 49 games last season after making his big league debut in August. He started all four games in the American League Division Series against the White Sox and wet 3-for-8, but he separated his shoulder when he crashed into the wall trying to make a catch in Game 4 of that series. He hasn’t played in a big league game since.

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In 14 games at Sugar Land – his version of spring training as he returned from injury – he was 13-for-52 (.250), but clubbed two home runs in his final day with the Space Cowboys.

Meyers had been on the 60-day injured list, which meant the Astros had to make room for him on the 40-man roster when they activated him, which they did by designating Dillon Thomas for assignment. The Astros claimed the 29-year-old Thomas off waivers from the Angels two weeks ago. He’s played five games for Sugar Land, going 4-for-15 (.267). 



 

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