The Houston Astros Welcome Chris Devenski to the 25-Man Roster
Following the game Wednesday night, the Houston Astros made a roster move by sending Michael Feliz down to Triple-A and purchasing the contract of Chris Devenski from Triple-A. The Astros lost yesterday 16-6, with Feliz being the mop up guy for the Astros throwing four-plus innings while giving up six innings. By the time he came in, the momentum was already in the favor of the Yankees who scored six runs off Collin McHugh. While he ate some innings yesterday, he didn’t keep the Astros in the game.
While he ate some innings yesterday, he didn’t keep the Astros in the game. The Astros would not be able to use McHugh or Feliz for the next four days, so they needed the fresh arm after using the bullpen for 8 2/3 inning yesterday. Part of spring training is making an impression with the Astros staff so they would keep you in mind when a situation rises.
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Devenski pitched really well in game one of the Mexico series versus the Padres this spring, and now he is expecting to make his debut soon. While he only pitched 4 1/3 innings that day, he allowed three hits while striking out seven. The guy who was traded from the White Sox to the Astros in exchange for, now country singer, Brett Myers. Devenski won the Corpus Christi pitcher of the year in 2015 with a 7-4 record, 3.01 ERA, and 104 strikeouts in 119 plus innings.
To cap off his 2015 season, Devenski was called up to pitch in a Fresno playoff game and pitched a terrific game flirting with perfection. After not being protected in the 2015 Rule V draft, he has shown the Astros something to make him valuable to this team.
While his role will be out of the bullpen, for now, he looks to make his pitch for the rotation for the future. The Astros waived Danny Reynolds, who has claimed on waivers this offseason.
**Stats from Baseball-Reference**