Houston Astros Place First Baseman On Waivers

The Houston Astros have made some recent moves ahead of the start of the 2023 MLB season.

First baseman J.J. Matijevic has been designated for assignment, which means he has been removed from the 40-man roster and will head to the waiver wire.

Matijevic made his MLB debut last year and had a .207 batting average with two home runs in 71 plate appearances. However, he was a reliable performer in Triple-A, making him a player that teams will likely look in on.

In addition, the Astros have also removed outfielder Bligh Madris from the 40-man roster instead of placing José Altuve on the 60-day injured list to free up a spot.

Last season, at the Triple-A level, the 27-year-old slashed a strong .285/.372/.561, with 16 home runs, 54 RBIs, 10 stolen bases and 46 runs scored across 64 games played

He should draw some attention for teams in need of first base depth. Photo Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports