Astros Facing Major Competition to Re-Sign Member of World Series Team

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Houston Astros are facing major competition to retain a member of their 2022 World Series team.
The Houston Astros are facing major competition to retain a member of their 2022 World Series team. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Houston Astros have been busy in the early portion of the MLB's offseason. While the franchise still hurts from losing Cy Young award winner Justin Verlander, the team made important free agent signings with the likes of Jose Abreu and Rafael Montero.

Houston is interested in keeping another member of their 2022 World Series team on the roster, but reports suggest the club is facing major competition for a certain catcher.

According to Ken Rosenthal, there are multiples teams still in pursuit of free-agent catcher Christian Vazquez. He describes his marketplace as "gaining momentum" and the clubs include the Astros, Minnesota Twins, San Diego Padres and Chicago Cubs.

This isn't new territory for Houston's front office. Just last week the club was involved in a bidding war for Willson Contreras, who ultimately signed with the St. Louis Cardinas.

After joining the team at the trade deadline, Vazquez played an important role in Houston's title run. He split time with Martin Maldonado and collected 4 hits and 3 RBIs throughout the postseason.

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