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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 (knee) tossed a scoreless inning in the Astros' win over the Tigers on Sunday.
Fields struck out two of the four batters he faced. He was shut down for a bit after taking a comebacker off the outside of his right knee last Thursday. It was no big deal. Fields, 29, boasts a 0.87 ERA and 18/3 K/BB ratio in 10 1/3 innings this season for Houston. May 25 - 8:41 AM

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Josh Fields (knee) could be available to pitch as soon as Sunday.

Fields suffered a bone contusion on the outside of his right knee when he was hit by a comebacker Thursday. He threw a bullpen session Saturday and is expected to be fine.
May 24 - 10:01 AM

Josh Fields was diagnosed with a bone contusion on the outside of his right knee.

Fields was forced to exit Thursday's game after he was hit in the leg by a comebacker. Fortunately, X-rays came back negative and it sounds like he won't have to miss much time.
May 21 - 5:05 PM

Josh Fields left Thursday's game against the Tigers in the bottom of the ninth inning after he was hit in the right leg by a comebacker.

The ball, which was hit by Anthony Gose, appeared to hit him around his knee. He limped off the field before being replaced by Will Harris. The Astros should provide an update soon.
May 21 - 4:14 PM

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

Fields has been working his way back from a groin injury suffered on March 23. His rehab has gone well and Astros manager A.J. Hinch was praising Fields' stuff after a April 18 minor league rehab game. Once back with the Astros, the pitcher will assume middle-inning duty, with an occasional shot at the eighth inning.
Apr 23 - 3:08 AM

Josh Fields (groin) is likely to be activated from the disabled list on Friday.

Fields is ready to go now, but he threw two innings in a rehab appearance Monday so the Astros wanted to give him a couple days of rest before activating him. The right-hander will handle middle relief for the big club.
Apr 22 - 10:11 AM

Astros manager A.J. Hinch was encouraged by Josh Fields' rehab outing Friday for Triple-A Fresno.

Hinch said Fields showed some of his "best stuff" while throwing "just north" of 20 pitches. Friday was Fields' fourth rehab outing and he's scheduled to make another appearance on Sunday. Hinch hinted that Fields could be activated at some point during the team's upcoming road trip. Fields has been out since late March with a strained groin.
Apr 18 - 8:40 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Hank Conger
1B1Chris Carter
2Jon Singleton
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
2Jed Lowrie
3Marwin Gonzalez
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Preston Tucker
CF1Jake Marisnick
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Scott Feldman
2Dallas Keuchel
3Collin McHugh
4Lance McCullers
5Vincent Velasquez
6Dan Straily
7Brad Peacock
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Luke Gregerson
2Pat Neshek
3Chad Qualls
4Josh Fields
5Tony Sipp
6Will Harris
7Joe Thatcher
8Samuel Deduno
9Roberto Hernandez