Astros: 3 players that could be optioned for Zack Greinke’s return

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Houston Astros, Jose Siri
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Although making his first major-league start on Monday, Jose Siri could see some Triple-A time to close out the year.

Jose Siri

After crushing his first career home run in his first major-league start, Jose Siri’s return to Triple-A this season is likely. Jason Castro and Taylor Jones are on rehab assignments with the Skeeters and could be returning this week, as Siri’s roster spot could be their’s for the taking.

Siri has flashed all his tools at the major-league level by hitting a home run, stealing two bases and being reliable in the field. Now, he could be the final option for a player to return. Optioning a position player could be a route to take, but does Siri stay over Jake Meyers and Chas McCormick? Unfortunately, he might not.

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But with the bullpen thinning on Monday, Siri might have to go down for Greinke, while the Astros could make another move for a relief pitcher on Tuesday. After a great performance last night, it is hard to see Siri optioned.