On the heels of injuries to infielders Carlos Correa and Aledmys Diaz, the Houston Astros made a surprise call-up of Round Rock third baseman Abraham Toro, Jake Kaplan reports.
The Astros are calling up infielder Abraham Toro from Triple A, sources tell The Athletic.
— Jake Kaplan (@jakemkaplan) August 22, 2019
As Toro is not only not on the 25-man roster, but also not on the 40-man roster, corresponding moves will be made to add him.
Toro is the Astros’ most notable switch hitting prospect. Toro began the year at AA at Corpus Christi where he slashed .306/.393/.513 for an OPS of .906 in 435 plate appearances. He was rewarded just 20 days ago on August 2nd, with a call up to AAA Round Rock, where he only got better, slashing .424/.506/.606 with an OPS of 1.112 in 79 plate appearances.
Earlier in the season, with the departure of Marwin Gonzalez, it appeared that 2019 might be the first season in 50 years for the Astros that would not feature a plate appearance by a switch-hitter. With the earlier than anticipated arrival of Toro, it looks as if that will not be the case.
Welcome to the show, Abe. Welcome to the Houston Astros.
Updates to follow.
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