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Astros’ outfield takes a bite from the injury bug

The Houston Astros have recalled Chas McCormick from Triple-A Sugar Land with Michael Brantley hitting the shelf. Manager Dusty Baker said on SportsTalk 790 on Tuesday the Houston Astros are placing Michael Brantley on the injured list. The left fielder left Sunday’s contest with the New York Yankees early with right-shoulder discomfort. As a corresponding […] Astros’ outfield takes a bite from the injury bug - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community
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At the ripe age of 35, Michael Brantley is playing some of the best baseball in his career

At the ripe age of 35, Michael Brantley is playing some of the best baseball in his career

Photo by Carmen Mandato/ In his 14th season, the Astros left fielder is doing what he does best. Only, he’s been doing it better. There are professional hitters and then there are Professional Hitters™. Michael Brantley might be chief among the latter. In 2022, at the age of 35, he finds himself alone in an impressive, specialized category. Of the 158 qualified hitters in baseball, only eight have accrued more walks than strikeouts. Brantley is one of them. But when it comes to also making hard contact, only one of those eight players has a Hard-hit rate of at...

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