Astros Swipe Outfield Depth Off Waivers from Angels
The first few months have the 2022 MLB campaign have been good to the Houston Astros, who are off to a division-leading 38-24 start. Yordan Alvarez is hitting every baseball in sight and Jeremy Pena appears to have solved Houston's shortstop vacancy after the Carlos Correa departure.
Despite the good fortunes, Houston has its eyes set on winning and World Series and must continue tinkering the roster throughout the season, especially as injuries arise. That's exactly what happened on Wednesday when the Astros swiped outfield depth off of waivers from their AL West foe Los Angeles Angels.
Dusty Baker's squad claimed outfielder Dillon Thomas from the Angels, keeping the 11-year minor leaguer in the AL West.
The 29-year-old corner outfielder owns very brief experience at the MLB level, playing just five games since getting drafted by the Colorado Rockies back in 2011. He was off to a solid start with the Angels' Triple-Salt Lake this season, however, boasting a .296/.398/.489 through 48 games played.
Thomas will be added to Houston's Triple-A Sugar Land after the Astros placed outfielder Jake Meyers on the 60-day IL. Meyers underwent offseason shoulder surgery and has been stuck on Houston's 10-day IL since the beginning of the year.
Look for Thomas to continue making an impact at Triple-A and the possibility for him to add positional depth at the MLB level should injuries arise.
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