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Astros Get Great News on Top Prospect Joe Perez's Latest Injury Update

Devon Platana
The Houston Astros have received great news regarding the latest injury update on top prospect Joe Perez.
The Houston Astros have received great news regarding the latest injury update on top prospect Joe Perez. / Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Astros had high expectations for infield prospect Joe Perez at the beginning of the 2022 MLB season, even giving him a Major-League at-bat in April. Unfortunately, he was soon sent down to the minors, where he's been sidelined for the last two months with an oblique injury.

Perez has been undergoing rehab in recent weeks, leading to some great news on Tuesday. It's been revealed that the 22-year-old has been activated from the minor-league injured list and will rejoin Double-A Corpus Christi.

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That's certainly great news for the Houston top prospect. Perez had looked great in 11 rehab games in the Florida Complex League, racking up 12 hits, three RBIs and a stolen base while batting .316.

It'll be interesting to see if Perez can have better success than the last time he experienced Double-A action. Before he was injured, the Pembroke Pines, FL native was only slashing .196/281/.275 in 13 games with the Hooks, tallying one home run and four RBIs.

Bouncing back as soon as possible will be Perez's best bet for an eventual MLB return. He has a lot of promise and his ability to play most infield positions, along with right field, makes him a valuable prospect in the system. He now must prove to the Astros that he can live up to his potential.

In the meantime, the Astros have +500 odds to win the 2022 World Series on FanDuel Sportsbook. Those odds rank third-best across the Majors, trailing only the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees, who both sit at +400.

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