MLB Rumors: Houston Astros Consider Signing 2 of 3 Free Agent OFs


The Houston Astros have already had a successful postseason, but they apparently aren't done yet. According to a new report, they're looking at adding one or even two of three available free agent outfielders. 

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic says that the Astros, who "lost out" on signing Willson Contreras, are now interested in Andrew Benintendi, Michael Brantley and Michael Conforto. And he says, they might even go as far as trying to sign two of them. 

The Astros are losing Trey Mancini to free agency, and although they've already signed first baseman Jose Abreu, they'd like to have another outfielder to circle in through the DH spot and the OF, to take some of the load off of Yordan Alvarez in left field. 

All three of the afore-named are left-handed hitters. Benintendi was an All-Star in 2022 after a strong first half in Kansas City, but his performance levelled off after he arrived in New York at the trade deadline, hitting only .254 with the Yankees with just two home runs in 114 at-bats. 

Conforto, 29, is coming off an entire season on the sidelines after suffering a shoulder injury last January during a workout, and Brantley, 35, spent much of his 4th season with the Astros dealing with injuries, including shoulder surgery in August. 

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