Josh Fields
RP HOU
3 months ago

Fields was optioned to Triple-A Fresno following Thursday's game, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fields was tagged with his 12th earned run in 15 appearances Thursday, so the Astros decided to send him down to give him a chance to iron things out. Fields appeared in 14 games with the Astros this season and at least 41 over the last three seasons, so he figures to be back with the big club at some point this summer.

Josh Fields
RP HOU
3 months ago

Fields failed to record an out Tuesday, allowing two runs on four consecutive hits during Houston's 7-5 loss to Texas.

EDGE Analysis

Fields entered the game in the bottom of the sixth inning in relief of starter Scott Feldman and promptly gave up two singles and two doubles before he was removed from the game for Chris Devenski. The 30-year-old right-hander sports an 11.37 ERA, 2.21 WHIP and 8:1 K:BB ratio over 6.1 innings this season. He'll continue to work in low-leverage situations for the time being.

Josh Fields
RP HOU
4 months ago

Fields has made three Grapefruit League appearances, allowing five baserunners and one run over two innings.

EDGE Analysis

Fields had a productive season with the Astros last season, posting a career-best 3.55 ERA (2.25 FIP), 1.14 WHIP and 11.9 K/9. He'll pitch in middle relief in 2016 with Ken Giles, Luke Gregerson, Pat Neshek, Will Harris and Tony Sipp handling the late-inning duties.

Josh Fields
RP HOU
6 months ago

Fields agreed to a one-year, $900,000 deal with the Astros on Friday, avoiding arbitration, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 30-year-old righty was excellent last season in a middle relief role, posting a 2.19 FIP with 67 strikeouts in 50.2 innings. After Houston acquired Ken Giles this offseason, any realistic hope of Fields finding his way to saves seems to have evaporated, but he should still be a solid source of ratios and strikeouts in 2016.

Josh Fields
RP HOU
8 months ago

Fields was tendered a contract by the Astros on Wednesday, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

This makes it official that Fields will return to the Astros in 2016. The 30-year-old had his most successful MLB campaign last season in the Houston bullpen, posting a 3.55 ERA and 1.14 WHIP, which he'll hope to carry into next season.

Josh Fields
RP HOU
11 months ago

Fields was recalled from Double-A Corpus Christi on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

His third major-league season has been his best by far, as Fields has posted a 2.20 ERA and 0.95 WHIP in 43 appearances this year after posting ERA in the mid-to-high 4.00s the last two seasons. Fields has a 13-game scoreless streak going, with just four hits and two walks allowed over that span. As good as his ratios have been, though, his utility will be limited mostly to leagues that count holds.

Josh Fields
RP HOU
1 year ago

Fields struck out two over 1.1 perfect frames during Wednesday's loss to the Orioles.

Fields lowered his ERA to 0.77 with his 11th consecutive scoreless appearance out of the bullpen for the Astros. He holds a 20:3 K:BB ratio over 11.2 innings this season.

Josh Fields
RP HOU
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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.