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Josh Fields | Relief Pitcher | #35

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/19/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 193
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Georgia
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (20) / SEA
Contract: view contract details
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Astros optioned RHP Josh Fields to Triple-A Fresno.
Max Stassi is also headed to Triple-A. The Astros needed to clear roster spots for Jason Castro (paternity) and Lance McCullers (shoulder), who are both returning on Friday. Fields has struggled this year, allowing 14 runs (12 earned) over 15 2/3 innings. He'll be back with Houston at some point in 2016. May 12 - 10:55 PM

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Astros and RHP Josh Fields avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract.

The financials of the deal aren't available. Fields held a 3.55 ERA and 67/19 K/BB ratio over 50 2/3 relief innings in 2015 and should be a key piece of the Astros' bullpen again in 2016.
Jan 15 - 3:38 PM

Astros recalled RHP Josh Fields from Double-A Corpus Christi.

Fields got squeezed off the roster a week and a half ago, but it wasn't about his performance. The 30-year-old has a strong 2.20 ERA and 54/15 K/BB ratio over 41 innings this season.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 11:24:00 AM

Astros optioned RHP Josh Fields to Double-A Corpus Christi.

The move clears a spot for Vincent Velasquez on the active roster. Fields should be back when rosters expand in September.
Thu, Aug 20, 2015 04:21:00 PM

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.
Mon, May 25, 2015 08:41:00 AM

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.
Sun, May 24, 2015 10:01:00 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.
Thu, May 21, 2015 05:05:00 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.
Thu, May 21, 2015 04:14:00 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.
Thu, Apr 23, 2015 03:08:00 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.
Wed, Apr 22, 2015 10:11:00 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.
Sat, Apr 18, 2015 08:40:00 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.
Fri, Apr 10, 2015 02:13:00 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.
Wed, Apr 8, 2015 06:50:00 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.
Wed, Apr 1, 2015 11:51:00 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.
Wed, Apr 1, 2015 10:11:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
1B1A.J. Reed
2Marwin Gonzalez
2B1Jose Altuve
2Danny Worth
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Jake Marisnick
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Collin McHugh
3Lance McCullers
4Doug Fister
5Mike Fiers
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Will Harris
2Ken Giles
3Luke Gregerson
4Tony Sipp
5Pat Neshek
6Scott Feldman
7Michael Feliz
8Chris Devenski