Astros want to bring back Willy T

I supposeMLB: Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles Dodgers this isn’t a surprise but Houston Astros GM Ed Wade said that the club was interested in bringing back speedy outfielder Willy Taveras.

Over the last 2 years Taveras has totaled 93 stolen bases of course he’s also seen his OPS go from a career best of .367 in 2007 down to .308 and .275 over the same time span.

Taveras would act as a fourth/fifth outfielder with the Astros and would likely provide Michael Bourn with occasional off days.

Placing Taveras in that role wouldn’t be a bad fit for either side. The Astros will have full access to his legs as a pinch runner and he’s proven to be capable enough to rove around Minute Maid Park. Taveras on the other hand must know he’s not exactly in high demand with far superior hitters still on the market and few to no openings left when it comes to starting gigs.

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