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Will Harris | Relief Pitcher | #36

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/28/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 249
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: LSU
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 9 (0) / COL
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Will Harris notched his first save of the season in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.
With Ken Giles getting the night off having pitched the last two nights, Luke Gregerson started the ninth inning but gave up a walk and a home run before being pulled. Harris surrendered an infield single to Jonathan Lucroy but then recorded three straight outs to close things out. May 3 - 12:19 AM

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Will Harris (groin) said that he felt good after making his first spring appearance in the last eight days.

Harris initially injured his groin during an appearance on February 28. He has thrown several bullpen sessions in the interim and returned to register a 1-2-3 sixth inning against the Tigers on Wednesday. "It was good," Harris said. "Just another step in the right direction toward opening day." Barring a setback, he should be ready to rock 'n' roll come the start of the season.
Mar 8 - 5:30 PM

Will Harris (groin) will return to Grapefruit League action on Wednesday.

Harris exited an appearance last Tuesday with some groin soreness, but he's thrown off a mound a couple times since then and is feeling good. He'll be a setup man for the Astros again this season.
Mar 5 - 8:44 AM

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Saturday that Will Harris (groin) is fine and will return to Grapefruit League action in the next couple of days.

Harris was pulled from his appearance on Tuesday due to soreness in his groin, but has thrown a pair of bullpen sessions since and appears to be good to go. He's expected to open the season in a setup capacity in front of closer Ken Giles.
Mar 4 - 10:40 AM

Will Harris (groin) will throw a bullpen session Friday.

Harris had to be lifted from an appearance Tuesday due to soreness in his groin, but he threw on flat ground Wednesday and is ready to test things from the bump again. The reliever should be cleared for game action if Friday's session goes off without a hitch.
Mar 3 - 9:05 AM

Will Harris (groin) threw off flat ground on Wednesday.

Harris was forced out of Tuesday's Grapefruit League contest with groin discomfort. Manager A.J. Hinch is describing the injury as "very minor." It shouldn't set back the veteran right-hander for long.
Source: MLB.com
Mar 1 - 2:43 PM

Will Harris (groin) is slated to throw on Wednesday.

Harris left Tuesday's Grapefruit League appearance due to groin discomfort, but it's not a big deal. He should be back in game action soon.
Mar 1 - 9:38 AM

Will Harris exited Tuesday's Grapefruit League appearance due to groin discomfort.

Harris downplayed the issue after the game, so it doesn't sound like a major concern. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Feb 28 - 3:36 PM

Will Harris exited Tuesday's Grapefruit League game with an apparent injury.

Harris was visited by a trainer before leaving the game. No word yet on the exact issue, but the Astros should pass along an update soon.
Feb 28 - 2:49 PM

Astros and RHP Will Harris avoided arbitration by agreeing to a two-year, $5 million contract.

The 32-year-old was arbitration-eligible for the first time after a pair of dominant seasons out of the Astros' bullpen. He'll earn $2.2 million in 2017 and $2.8 million in 2018. The Astros also get a club option for 2019, which will be somewhere between $5.5 million and $8.5 million depending upon how many games Harris finishes in 2018. He's slated to open the season in a setup capacity in front of closer Ken Giles.
Feb 3 - 7:55 PM

Will Harris requested $2.3 million and was offered $1.95 million by the Astros when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

The 32-year-old right-hander had another outstanding season in 2016, compiling a 2.25 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 69/15 K/BB ratio over 64 innings. He also served as the club's closer for awhile, racking up 12 saves in the process. Arbitration-eligible for the first time, he'll earn a nice bump in salary over the $525,500 that he brought home in 2016.
Jan 13 - 11:39 PM

Will Harris allowed a solo homer to Edwin Encarnacion in the ninth inning on Friday against the Blue Jays, but still hung on for his 12th save of the season.

Harris was recently booted from the closer role, but he filled in on Friday with Ken Giles on the paternity leave list. He might get another save chance or two over the weekend.
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 10:08:00 PM

Will Harris is out as the Astros' closer.

Harris blew his second straight save opportunity on Monday night against the Blue Jays after struggling through much of July. Ken Giles is taking over the job.
Tue, Aug 2, 2016 05:31:00 PM

Will Harris blew his second straight save chance on Monday when he allowed a game-tying home run to the Blue Jays' Russell Martin.

Harris allowed a leadoff homer to Martin and was then pulled after issuing a two-out walk to Darwin Barney. It was his second straight blown save and third blown save in his last five opportunities. Harris' struggles (seven earned runs over his last 5 2/3 innings) come at a time when Ken Giles has been dominant (unscored upon in his last 14 appearances). It wouldn't be a surprise to see the Astros shake things up at the back-end of the bullpen.
Tue, Aug 2, 2016 12:29:00 AM

Will Harris suffered his second blown save of the season Saturday, allowing two runs on three hits in a loss to the Tigers.

Protecting a one-run lead, Harris got two quick outs on a groundout and a strikeout before walking Justin Upton. Three singles later, Harris had blown his second save in his last four chances. He's also allowed runs in three of his last six outings, raising his ERA to a still-strong 2.11 with a 1.03 WHIP. Despite his hiccups, Harris is still pitching well and should retain the closer role for the Astros going forward.
Sat, Jul 30, 2016 10:43:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Evan Gattis
3Juan Centeno
1B1Yulieski Gurriel
2Marwin Gonzalez
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Alex Bregman
LF1Nori Aoki
2Teoscar Hernandez
CF1George Springer
2Jake Marisnick
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Carlos Beltran
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Collin McHugh
3Lance McCullers
4Charlie Morton
5Mike Fiers
6Joe Musgrove
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ken Giles
2Luke Gregerson
3Chris Devenski
4Will Harris
5Tony Sipp
6Michael Feliz
7Jandel Gustave
8James Hoyt
9Brad Peacock
10Dayan Diaz
11Ashur Tolliver
12Jordan Jankowski