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Josh Fields | Relief Pitcher

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/19/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 193
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Josh Fields (groin) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Fresno this weekend.
It's not clear how many rehab appearances he'll need before being activated, but it shouldn't be too many. Fields will be used in a setup role once he rejoins the big club's bullpen. Apr 10 - 2:13 PM

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Josh Fields (groin) threw off a mound Wednesday.

Fields is attempting to recover from a right groin strain. The right-hander threw in Kissimmee, Florida, where he's rehabbing. The next step is a simulated game, which should happen in the next day or two. It's still unclear when Fields might return to the Astros' bullpen.
Apr 8 - 6:50 PM

Astros placed RHP Josh Fields on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with a right groin strain.

Fields is progressing in his recovery, but has not thrown off the mound in the last week. Once he begins throwing off the mound, it will be easier for the team to assess how quickly the right-hander might move toward major league readiness. As of now, there's no timetable for his return.
Apr 1 - 11:51 AM

Josh Fields (groin) indicated that he's close to returning from injury.

"I feel like things have been coming along pretty good," Fields said. Fields is likely to begin the season on the disabled list and has not thrown off the mound in the last week. He suffered the right groin strain in a Grapefruit League game on March 23. Despite the pitcher's confidence, there's still no timetable for his return.
Apr 1 - 10:11 AM

Astros manager A.J. Hinch indicated Monday that Josh Fields (groin) is likely to begin the season on the disabled list.

Fields hasn't thrown off a mound in a week due to a groin malady and it's not clear when he'll be cleared to throw off the bump. "It's getting tough," Hinch said. "At some point, we're going to run out of time. Now that we're a week away from Opening Day and [Fields] hasn't been on the mound for a long time, it's getting dangerously close. At the same time, we have to make sure that there are no setbacks and no length into the season that he wouldn't be available."
Mar 30 - 7:04 PM

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Wednesday that Josh Fields (groin) won't throw off a mound for a couple of days.

Fields left Monday's game with a mild right groin strain, so the Astros are giving him a bit of a break. There's still a chance he'll be ready for the season.
Mar 25 - 12:11 PM

Josh Fields left Monday's game with a mild right groin strain.

It's not expected to be serious, so consider him day-to-day for now. Fields, 29, had a 4.45 ERA and 70/17 K/BB ratio across 54 2/3 innings last season and should pitch in a set-up capacity in 2015.
Mar 23 - 5:02 PM

Josh Fields left a Grapefruit League appearance Monday against the Braves with an apparent injury.

Fields faced just one batter before leaving the field with a trainer. The Astros should provide an update soon on the right-hander, who is expected to pitch in a setup role this season.
Mar 23 - 3:48 PM

Josh Fields struck out all three Yankees he faced on Saturday.

Fields probably isn't any higher than fourth in line for saves in the Houston bullpen, but he does have the best stuff of the group, which also includes Luke Gregerson, Chad Qualls and Pat Neshek. If he dominates, he could leapfrog a couple of the older guys and at least secure a setup role in the early going.
Mar 7 - 4:30 PM

Josh Fields (hamstring) threw a bullpen session Tuesday without incident.

Fields had his second bullpen of the spring pushed back a day due to left hamstring tightness, but he's feeling better now. "Oh, it's fine," said Fields. "It didn't give me any problems today at all. I think it was just something real minor, and I thank the Lord it's not lingering. It was fine." Fields had a 4.45 ERA and 70/17 K/BB ratio across 54 2/3 innings last season and will pitch in a set-up role in 2015.
Feb 24 - 2:41 PM

Josh Fields is dealing with a strained right oblique.

This late in the year, it's almost certainly a season-ending injury. It's a sour ending to the season, but Fields has been terrific since returning from the DL in July, putting up a 2.96 ERA and 33/7 K/BB ratio over 27 1/3 innings. He's an important bullpen piece for the Astros moving forward.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 10:09:00 AM

Josh Fields retired the Mariners in order to earn his fourth save of the season in Tuesday's 2-1 victory.

This was Fields' second save in the last three days. He struck out one and walked off the mound having thrown only 11 pitches. The former Mariners' draft pick has usurped a struggling Chad Qualls over the past few days. It'd be smart for Houston to continue to evaluate the 29-year-old in the ninth inning as opposed to allowing the 36-year-old Qualls to play out the string. Whether or not they do is another story.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 01:21:00 AM

Josh Fields recorded the final out Sunday, earning the save against the Athletics.

With Chad Qualls struggling the day before, the Astros played the matchups Sunday. After Tony Sipp struck out the first two batters, it was Fields who struck out Josh Donaldson to end the game and earn the save. It's unclear whether the Astros will go with a committee approach moving forward or if Sunday was just a day off for Qualls. Either way, Fields is a risky bet and probably shouldn't be owned in fantasy leagues.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 10:07:00 PM

Astros activated RHP Josh Fields from the 15-day disabled list.

Fields missed nearly three weeks of action with a sore right forearm but is ready to rejoin the 'Stros bullpen. He holds a 5.93 ERA but has struck out 37 across 27 1/3 relief frames this season.
Fri, Jul 4, 2014 03:55:00 PM

Astros placed RHP Josh Fields on the 15-day disabled list with right forearm soreness.

Fields went on the DL with a forearm issue last year, as well. The reliever has been up-and-down with the Astros this season, striking out 37 across 27 1/3 frames but also posting a 5.93 ERA. It's not clear how long he'll be sidelined.
Sun, Jun 15, 2014 11:46:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Hank Conger
1B1Chris Carter
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Marwin Gonzalez
3Jonathan Villar
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Robbie Grossman
CF1Jake Marisnick
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Scott Feldman
2Dallas Keuchel
3Collin McHugh
4Roberto Hernandez
5Brad Peacock
6Brett Oberholtzer
7Asher Wojciechowski
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Luke Gregerson
2Pat Neshek
3Chad Qualls
4Josh Fields
5Tony Sipp
6Will Harris
7Samuel Deduno
8Joe Thatcher