With George Springer nursing a sore quad, the Astros bring up Derek Fisher.
Astros fans got a scare when George Springer left last night’s 13-4 win in the third inning. He left the game with discomfort in his left quad. It is not considered serious, but he will probably take the next few days off. The Astros needed to replace his bat in the lineup.
With Thursday’s off day, the Astros thought it would be good opportunity to call up Derek Fisher. He was an immediate hit in his first cup of tea and could be part of a possible trade before July 31st. Fisher replaces James Hoyt on the active roster according to Jake Kaplan.
In Triple-A Fresno, Fisher had a slash line of .318/ .384/ .583/ .967 with 21 homers and 66 RBI. He has also shown the speed he demonstrated this Spring with 16 steals. Since going back to Triple-A, Fisher participated in the Futures and Triple-A All-Star game.
Fisher played even better with the Astros in his brief 18 at-bats. He had a slash line of .278/ .381/ .611/ .992 with two homers and three RBI.
How long Fisher sticks around this time will depend on Springer. It also depends on if A.J. Hinch feels like he needs the 13th pitcher. Then again, Fisher could be traded to upgrade the roster as well.
***Stats from Baseball-Reference***