Alex Bregman knocks a single into left field and Jose Altuve scores to give the Astros a 2-0 lead against the Rangers
Jon Gray gets Alex Bregman to strike out swinging, recording his first K in his start vs the Astros
The San Francisco Giants traded infielder/outfielder Mauricio Dubon to the Houston Astros for minor-league catcher Michael Papierski on Saturday.Dubon was off to a slow start for the Giants, slashing .239/.245/.391 with two home runs and eight RBIs in 49 plate appearances.Houston acquires a versatile defender in Dubon, who could slot into the Astros' lineup immediately with infielders Jose Altuve and Jeremy Pena both hampered by mild injuries.The 27-year-old failed to live up to high expectations after San Francisco acquired him from the Milwaukee Brewers in 2019 for pitchers Drew Pomeranz and Ray Black.The Honduran hit .259/.302/.396 with an 89 OPS+ across parts of four seasons in the Bay Area.Papierski, 26, has never appeared in the big leagues. The 2017 ninth-round draft choice posted a .211/.324/.278 line with one homer and 15 RBIs in 26 games for Triple-A Sugar Land this season. Mike Papierski was well-liked by a lot of people in the Astros' organization. He once let Alex Bregman live on his couch when they played together at LSU. Very good defender. Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) May 14, 2022 Copyright © 2022 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.
Alcides Escobar hustles to tag second base and makes an impressive throw to first while leaping over Alex Bregman
Aledmys D az and Alex Bregman launched home runs to back Jake Odorizzi's scoreless outing in the Astros' 5-0 win over the Tigers