Astros: Myles Straw will be at World Series in Atlanta
Although being dealt at the trade deadline to the Cleveland Indians, Myles Straw still holds the Houston Astros close to his heart. The centerfielder was turning around his 2021 season late into July, which was enough to be traded and moved on from.
The 27-year-old was replaced by a platooning squad of rookie outfielders that added Jose Siri in September. Now with Jake Meyers out for the postseason, Chas McCormick and Siri are splitting time in centerfield.
Straw played at the major-league level in four seasons with Houston, while being optioned when needed. After he was traded, the right-hander slashed .285/.362/.377 in Cleveland, continuing his resurgent second half.
Although no longer with the Astros, Myles Straw will be at the World Series to support his former teammates.
On Thursday, Straw joined Dani Wexelman and Kevin Frandsen on “Power Alley” on MLB Network Radio. The centerfielder told the two hosts that he will be attending the World Series this weekend in Atlanta.
"“I’ll be going to Atlanta this weekend,” Straw said. “It’ll probably be a Michael Brantley or a Kyle Tucker jersey. Those are my guys.”From MLB Network Radio"
Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto did something similar for the National League Wild Card Game and other Los Angeles Dodgers’ postseason games this year.
The 23-year-old was joined by Nationals’ hitting coach Kevin Long, as the two sported Trea Turner and Max Scherzer Nationals jerseys behind home plate.
This is also not the first time a former Astros’ player has been to a Houston postseason game this year, while Josh Reddick and Joe Smith attended the American League Division Series and Robinson Chirinos attended the American League Championship Series.
Both Chirinos and Smith are still employed by other franchises, but it shows how close knit these players are. Chirinos only played one season with the Astros and is still supporting his former teammates.