ASTROS’ HOYT GRATEFUL FOR TIME IN WICHITA

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ASTROS’ HOYT GRATEFUL FOR TIME IN WICHITA


Source: American Association News

Independent Baseball Chatter – by Bob Wirz Onetime Wichita relief pitcher James Hoyt is visiting New York City this week and hanging out in the visitor’s dugout as the Houston Astros try to eliminate the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series and get back to the World Series. Hoyt is not on the 25-man active roster at present, but he is very much a part of the Astros’ traveling party so keep an eye out for No. 51 when television cameras pan the dugout. Hoyt works out prior to games as if he was active, and continues “listening to the older guys” to pick up any tips he can since “my goal is to stay (in the majors) as long as I can,” he told this writer from the Big Apple this week.  And, he could get put back on the active roster at any time if an injury occurs or if manager A. J. Hinch decides to change the makeup of his bullpen if the Astros get to the World Series. That is not much of a stretch, either, since the 31-year-old right-hander did not allow any runs in his five September appearances (six innings) and…

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