Former Houston Astros Starting Pitcher Being Heavily Scouted By Teams
After adding Josh Hader to help with their bullpen losses, the Houston Astros are looking at other pitching options before the new season begins.
General manager Dana Brown hinted at the possibility of adding another starter.
If that’s the case, it’s likely one of J.P. France or Hunter Brown are moved into the bullpen for this year.
The Astros could also call upon one of their former starters to reunite. According to MLB insider Jon Morosi, Jake Odorizzi is looking to sign a Major League deal and has been scouted by up to 12 organizations.
The one-time All-Star last pitched in 2022 with the Atlanta Braves after Houston traded him for reliever Will Smith.
Odorizzi initially signed a two-year, $23.5 million with the Astros in March 2021. He had a 10-10 record with an ERA of 4.04 in 36 appearances and 35 starts.
He underperformed during his tenure with the team, causing the front office to eventually trade him.