Astros make surprising trade before deadline

Straw is heading to Cleveland. Composite image by Jack Brame.

According to Fox 26's Mark Berman, the Astros are trading center fielder Myles Straw to the Indians for RHP Phil Maton and minor league catcher Yainer Diaz. Maton is a 28-year-old relief pitcher with a 4.57 ERA this season.

Houston also made another move on Friday. The Astros are calling up outfield prospect Jake Meyers from Triple A. Meyers is hitting .343 with 16 bombs and 51 RBI for the Skeeters this year. Astros GM James Click said McCormick will get a good share of the playing time in center field.

Most Popular

After Texans DE Charles Omenihu voiced his support for Deshaun Watson this week, ESPN Houston's John Granato and Josh Jordan discuss how the Texans handling of the Watson saga will have big implications on their organizational reputation. Plus, how Omenihu and Watson sharing the same agent could make this tricky moving forward.

If you enjoy the content, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Most Popular

SportsMap Emails
Are Awesome

Listen Live