The Astros add experienced depth with minor league addition.
While the Houston Astros have been dealt the bad hand of pitching injuries to start the season, they have signed Ryan Eades for minor league depth. As an unknown name, don’t blame yourself for not hearing any chatter on this right-hander, while he hasn’t pitched since 2019.
The right-hander is a former 2013 second-round pick by the Minnesota Twins, but a bumpy minor league career with a high ERA (4.18) delayed his advancement to the big leagues. Eades made his major league debut with the Twins at the age of 27 in 2019 and was eventually selected of a waiver by the Baltimore Orioles in August of the same year. The right-hander was teammates with Jake Odorizzi.
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Through eight major leagues appearances (11.1 innings), Eades has fanned 10 batters with a 2.38 ERA. While being mainly a roster replacement, the right-hander went forgotten for almost a year and a half. The former LSU hurler has been assigned to the Sugar Land Skeeters.
Eades, now 29-years-old, has been out of baseball since November of 2019 for an unknown reason. While being older than most optionable pitchers, you can’t have enough experienced arms to choose from, especially with recent injuries in the clubhouse.
In other minor league news, Abraham Toro has hit the minor league injured list with an oblique strain. As an abundance of pitchers are dealing with their respected injuries, Enoli Paredes is finally making a rehab stint on Wednesday night with the Corpus Christi Hooks.