Nov. 22, 2016
Astros get McCann and Reddick
By: Jordan Smith
The Houston Astros on Thursday shook up the baseball world by obtaining two key potential all-stars to help booster the "superteam" that already is the Houston Astros.
What were those you might ask? The Houston Astros reportedly signed OF Josh Reddick to a 4-year, $52 million deal, the Astros have not confirmed yet. Also, the Houston Astros traded Minor League right-handers Albert Abreu and Jorge Guzman to the New York Yankees in exchange for cash considerations and Catcher and all-star Brice McCann.
The filling in of McCann at the catcher position was a key need for the offseason for GM Jeff Luhnow and the Astros. McCann in his career to date has 1,339 hits in 5,252 at bats, hitting for an average of .266 in his career. He also has collected 245 homeruns, 888 RBI's and 645 runs in his 12 years career.
This also means that longtime Astro Jason Castro will most likely not be back in the blue and orange next season. Jason Castro as an Astro got 469 hits in 2018 at bats for a .232 average. He also grabbed 62 homeruns, 420 runs and 212 RBI's in his six season career with the Houston Astros.
The Astros didn't stop there however as they then went and grabbed OF Josh Reddick for a 4-year, $52 million deal, the Astros have not confirmed yet. Last season, Reddick was with the Oakland Athletics before getting traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers during the season. In Reddick's 8 year career so far, he has a .255 batting average with 679 hits on 2,658 at bats. He also has 96 homeruns, 363 runs scored and 346 RBI's in his career. The Astros will be his fourth team in his career and his 3rd in the past two years.