Mike Fiers
SP HOU
4 days ago

Fiers, who is competing with Joe Musgrove to be the No. 5 starter, may have spot in the rotation when the regular season begins as the team waits for Collin McHugh, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

McHugh is behind the other starters and there's some question as to whether he'll build up enough innings to be ready for the season's first rotation. In the event the Astros take their time with McHugh and place him on the disabled list, both Fiers and Musgrove could fill out the rotation as fourth and fifth starters. Fiers looked sharp in his start Tuesday, striking out five in four scoreless innings.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
4 days ago

Fiers (hamstring) tossed four scoreless innings, allowing three hits and no walks while striking out five in Tuesday's Grapefruit League game.

EDGE Analysis

After missing his last start due to hamstring soreness, Fiers looked sharp in his return Tuesday. He is competing for the final spot in the Astros' starting rotation with Joe Musgrove, who has held the statistical edge throughout spring. There is still plenty of time for Fiers to improve his numbers, and the 31-year-old's strong outing Tuesday should help get things rolling.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
6 days ago

Fiers (hamstring) will start Tuesday against the Marlins, Jodie Wagner of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fiers, who missed his previous turn through the rotation because of hamstring soreness, is still in the mix for the final spot in the Astros' starting rotation. He and Joe Musgrove, who holds the spring statistical edge, are battling it out.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
2 weeks ago

Fiers (hamstring) threw a batting-practcie session Tuesday, Hunter Atkins of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fiers estimated throwing more than 30 pitches during the session and trouble locating his curveball, often spiking it in the dirt. That indicates his release point was off. He's next scheduled to throw three innings in a minor league game this weekend.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
2 weeks ago

Fiers (hamstring) will throw a bullpen session in the next day or two, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fiers was scratched from his most recent scheduled start over the weekend with some mild hamstring soreness, but the Astros don't seem to be concerned. If his impending bullpen session goes without a hitch, Fiers could return to game action at some point over the weekend.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
2 weeks ago

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said that Fiers (hamstring) isn't likely to pitch in a Cactus League until at least Friday, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Astros scratched Fiers from his start this past Saturday after he experienced some hamstring tightness, but it doesn't seem to be anything that a handful of days off can't rectify. The right-hander doesn't look to be in danger of missing Opening Day, but the injury may be enough for him to lose ground to Joe Musgrove for the No. 5 starting gig in the Astros' rotation.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
2 weeks ago

Fiers will not take the mound for his scheduled Saturday start due to right hamstring soreness, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Francis Martes will slide in to replace him. Fiers continues to compete with Joe Musgrove for the No. 5 rotation job, though the veteran hasn't acquitted himself well, having allowed nine base runners in 4.1 innings. This injury adds another obstacle along the 31-year-old's quest.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
3 weeks ago

Fiers allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits and two walks while striking out two over 2.1 innings in Sunday's game against the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

In two spring starts, Fiers has allowed nine baserunners over 4.1 innings. For a pitcher whose stuff isn't overpowering, Fiers can't afford to be this imperfect. In the competition to be Houston's fifth starter, Fiers has been out-pitched by Joe Musgrove.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
4 weeks ago

Fiers allowed one run on four hits and struck out one over two innings in Tuesday's game against Washington.

EDGE Analysis

Fiers, who started 30 games last season, is competing for the final spot in the rotation with Joe Musgrove. His stuff doesn't scare opponents, so he needs to precise, to keep the walks to a minimum and throw ground balls.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
2 months ago

Fiers signed a one-year, $3.45 million contract with the Astros on Thursday, avoiding arbitration, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

The two sides managed to come to an agreement directly in the middle of their respective offers. With the contract negotiations out of the way, Fiers will look to improve upon his numbers from last year, as he was only able to muster a 4.48 ERA and a 7.2 K/9 across 30 starts and a relief appearance.