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Asher Wojciechowski | Starting Pitcher

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/21/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 232
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Asher Wojciechowski picked up his first win of the spring Wednesday by limiting the Phillies to one run in 4 2/3 innings.
He struck out four and walked none. Wojciechowski has allowed two runs in 16 2/3 innings this spring, making him far and away the top performer of the candidates for the fifth spot in Houston's rotation. It still wouldn't be surprising to see the Astros choose Roberto Hernandez anyway. Mar 25 - 4:28 PM

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Asher Wojciechowski allowed one run in three innings of relief Friday versus the Nationals.

Kila Ka'aihue's homer was the first run Wojciechowski has given up in 12 innings this spring. He's pitched the best of the Astros' fifth starter candidates, if that's what it comes down to.
Mar 20 - 4:31 PM

Asher Wojciechowski shut out the Nationals for four innings in Houston's 3-2 victory Sunday.

No truth the rumor that we're rooting against Wojciechowski in the Astros' rotation battle just because we don't want to have to write out Wojciechowski regularly. Well, maybe a little truth. The right-hander has pitched nine scoreless innings so far, which could give him a leg up on Dan Straily and Roberto Hernandez in the competition.
Mar 15 - 4:28 PM

Asher Wojciechowski is planning to play winter ball in the Dominican Republic.

The 25-year-old right-hander lost a ton of time this season to lat and forearm issues, so he wants the extra work. Wojciechowski, the 41st overall pick in the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft, owns a 3.75 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and 7.1 K/9 in 515 1/3 career minor league innings. He'll hope to compete for a rotation spot next spring in Astros camp.
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 11:50:00 AM

Astros activated RHP Asher Wojciechowski from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Wojciechowski has been out all season due to lat and forearm issues. He'll continue to hone his craft at Triple-A while waiting for a spot in the Astros' rotation to open up.
Wed, Jun 25, 2014 03:40:00 PM

Asher Wojciechowski (lat, forearm) will resume his rehab assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday.

Wojciechowski had to be shut down earlier this month due to a right forearm flexor strain, but he's obviously feeling much better. The right-hander has been on the shelf all season with a strained lat.
Wed, Jun 18, 2014 03:07:00 PM

Asher Wojciechowski (lat) has been shut down from his rehab assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City due to a right forearm flexor strain.

The Astros don't think it's serious, but Wojciechowski won't appear in game action for a couple weeks. He's missed all season with a strained lat. "It’s nothing too severe in his forearm," general manager Jeff Luhnow said. "Because he’s coming off of the other injury and wasn’t feeling 100 percent right we had a doctor look at him. We don’t think that there’s any real issue, but he’s not going to throw in a game for the next two weeks. He’s going to go to Florida and rehab and throw right there."
Wed, Jun 4, 2014 10:04:00 AM

Asher Wojciechowski (lat) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday.

Wojciechowski has been out since the beginning of spring training with a strained right lat. He'll need a handful of rehab starts and even at that point isn't a given to be added to the big league roster.
Wed, May 21, 2014 09:44:00 AM

Asher Wojciechowski (lat) is 1-2 weeks away from beginning a rehab assignment.

Wojciechowski, who missed all of spring training with a strained right lat, is currently pitching in extended spring training games. He's not a given to be added to the big league roster once ready.
Wed, May 14, 2014 10:17:00 AM

Asher Wojciechowski (lat) threw live batting practice at extended spring training Tuesday.

It's the first time he's faced hitters since going down with a strained right lat early on in spring training. Wojciechowski figures to progress to simulated games before eventually heading out on a rehab assignment. He's not a sure thing to be added to the big league roster once ready.
Wed, Apr 30, 2014 09:29:00 AM

Asher Wojciechowski (lat) has progressed to throwing off a mound in extended spring training.

Wojciechowski missed all of spring training with a strained right lat, but it appears he's making some progress. He could potentially be ready around the beginning of May but is no sure thing to be added to the big league roster.
Tue, Apr 15, 2014 07:59:00 PM

Astros placed RHP Asher Wojciechowski on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 21, with a strained right lat.

Wojciechowski has been nursing a strained right lat since the beginning of camp. The Astros don't expect the right-hander to miss more than the first couple weeks of the season.
Sun, Mar 30, 2014 09:42:00 AM

Asher Wojciechowski (lat) is expected to begin the season on the disabled list.

Wojciechowski has been nursing a strained right lat since the beginning of camp and had a setback Sunday when he attempted to throw softly into a net for the third straight day. "I think the first time we tried to get him going we realized he wasn’t quite ready," general manager Jeff Luhnow said. "We want to be a little more conservative this time around so we’re being very cautious." Luhnow added that he doesn't expect Wojciechowski to miss more than "the first couple of weeks of the season." The righty will surely be assigned to Triple-A Oklahoma City once he's healthy.
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 12:21:00 PM

Asher Wojciechowski flew to Houston to receive a platelet-rich plasma injection in his right lat muscle.

"It’s supposed to help with the recovery time," Wojciechowski said Wednesday. The 25-year-old right-hander hasn't been showing improvement in the muscle in recent days, so the injection may be the trick. He will return to Florida late Thursday, but it's unclear how long he'll remained sidelined.
Wed, Feb 26, 2014 07:11:00 PM

Asher Wojciechowski's second MRI on Monday did not show improvement in his right lat muscle.

It's not clear what the next step will be, but he'll presumably be shut down for a while. Wojciechowski could get a late start to the season at this point.
Wed, Feb 26, 2014 11:06:00 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
4Asher Wojciechowski
5Roberto Hernandez
6Brad Peacock
7Brett Oberholtzer
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Luke Gregerson
2Pat Neshek
3Chad Qualls
4Josh Fields
5Tony Sipp
6Will Harris
7Samuel Deduno
8Joe Thatcher
9Jason Stoffel