Yes, I know, I find this hard to believe. After the first few weeks of the season, this is not a sentence I expected to be writing.
But currently, the Astros are doing pretty well in the starting pitching department. However should the need arise, Asher Wojciechowski is finally working his way back to health.
The right-hander dealt with injuries to his shoulder and back during Spring Training, and is now ready for game action. On Wednesday, Wojciechowski will take the mound for Oklahoma City in a rehab start.
Last season the 25-year old made three starts in AA and another 21 in AAA. Wojciechowski pitched to an 11-8 record with a 3.32 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP while striking out 131 batters in 160 innings.
With all of the top prospects the Astros have in their farm system, it is easy at times to have forgotten about Wojciechowski, but that is understandable. Houston was correct to be cautious with the starter known as ‘Wojo”, but I think that had he been healthy, it would have been him and not Colin McHugh that replaced Scott Feldman in the rotation. Until Mike Foltynewicz is deemed ready to contribute at the big league level, Wojo will likely be the next starter we see.
photo by Tammy Tucker