The day is finally here, Astros fans. Top prospect George Springer has been put on the 25-man roster and will join the team tomorrow according to multiple media reports.
Springer, who was batting .353 in Triple-A Oklahoma City this year after hitting .303 in Double-A and Triple-A last season, will take the place of Robbie Grossman — who was optioned to Triple-A.
Despite stealing 45 bases and hitting 37 home runs in between Double-A and Triple-A last year, Springer was not given a September call up. He joined the team in Spring Training for the second time in his career this year, but again was not placed on the major league roster.
You don’t need any more information from me. You know what a big deal this is. The first real wave of top prospects has begun and it could not be any more exciting for Astros fans, or major league baseball.
In somewhat unrelated, yet also exciting news; Lucas Harrell has been designated for assignment after posting 9.49 ERA in three starts this season.
It looks like the Astros are finally fed up with underperformance at the major league level. Good. With Harrell gone and Springer on his way, it’s time for the real 2014 Astros season to start.
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