Josh Fields RP HOU 3 days ago

Manager A.J. Hinch said Fields (leg) is available out of the bullpen Sunday against the Tigers, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Hinch noted that Fields was ready to go Saturday if needed, but an excellent start from Lance McCullers made the reliever's services unnecessary. Fields has been dynamic while working in a setup role for the Astros this season, posting a 0.96 ERA, 0.85 WHIP, and a 16:3 K:BB ratio over 9.1 innings.

Josh Fields RP HOU 6 days ago

Fields has a bruised right leg and initial X-rays came back negative.

Fields faced just two batters before being removed from Thursday's game after getting hit in the leg on a line drive and appeared to be visibly in pain as he left the field. So far the initial reports are encouraging, but there's still no clear timetable for how much time Fields may have to miss at this point.

Josh Fields RP HOU 6 days ago

Fields was removed from Thursday's contest after taking a line drive off his leg.

Fields entered in the ninth inning of a tied game, but limped off the field with the help of the trainer after getting hit in the leg. The exact extent is unclear at this point, but more should become available after the completion of Thursday's game.

Josh Fields RP HOU 1 week ago

Fields struck out two during a nine-pitch scoreless inning Monday against the A's.

Fields has been incredibly efficient for the Astros with .138 BAA and 15:3 K:BB over nine innings thus far. He sports a 1.00 ERA and 0.78 WHIP and has been a key factor in the Astros' turn-around this season.

Josh Fields RP HOU 2 weeks ago

Fields earned his second win of the season in relief Thursday against Toronto.

Fields induced two fly balls out in two-thirds of an inning and lowered his ERA to 1.35 with the scoreless appearance.

Josh Fields RP HOU 2 weeks ago

Fields walked and struck out a batter during a 14-pitch scoreless inning Sunday against the Angels.

Fields lowered his ERA to 1.50 with his fourth consecutive scoreless appearance out of the bullpen for the Astros. He holds a 10:2 K:BB ratio over six innings this season.

Josh Fields RP HOU 3 weeks ago

Fields struck out three over two perfect frames during Tuesday's loss to the Rangers.

Fields got a late start to his 2015 campaign after opening the year on the DL, but in four relief appearances for the Astros, he has a 1.93 ERA and 9:1 K:BB ratio over 4.2 innings.

Josh Fields RP HOU 1 month ago

Fields struggled Monday in just his second relief appearance of the season, allowing a run on three hits over a third of an inning against San Diego.

Fields, who was activated from the DL less than a week ago after dealing with a groin injury, tossed 19 pitches (14 for strikes) to record his lone out of the game. With Tony Sipp, Pat Neshek, Chad Qualls and Luke Gregerson all pitching well in the late innings for Houston, there's a good chance Fields won't pitch in too many high-leverage situations until he shakes the rust off.

Josh Fields RP HOU 1 month ago

Fields was activated Wednesday night.

Fields will be ready to pitch for Friday as the Astros take on the Athletics. He has made five rehab appearances with Triple-A Fresno and is set to return to a middle relief position in the bullpen.

Josh Fields RP HOU 1 month ago

Fields (groin) could be activated off the DL on Friday, CBS Sports reports.

Fields has made five appearances as part of a rehab assignment with Triple-A Fresno, and has appeared to get through all of them without incident. When he does return, Fields figures to slot into a middle relief role in the Astros' bullpen.