Astros will call up top prospect A.J. Reed
The Houston Astros will promote first base prospect A.J. Reed from Triple A, the team announced on Friday.
Reed, 23, is Houston’s top prospect according to Baseball America. A second-round pick out of Kentucky in 2014, he has hit .266 with 11 home runs and 36 RBIs in 222 at bats so far this year for Triple A Fresno.
Houston has been using utility infielder Marwin Gonzalez, who owns a .259 batting average, regularly at first base. This move will allow the team to use Gonzalez in different spots, and sit him in favor of stronger offensive players.