Houston Astros Place Outfielder On Waivers; Traded For Him Two Months Ago

The Houston Astros have designated outfielder Bligh Madris for assignment, as the team needed to free up a 40-man roster spot.

Madris was acquired by the Astros from the Detroit Tigers in January for cash considerations, but failed to earn a bench spot in Spring Training while hitting .273/.385/.333 in 39 plate appearances.

This is the second time Madris has been DFA'd since December, but with options left, he may be picked up by another team and stashed in Triple-A.

Madris struggled in his time with the Pittsburgh Pirates last season, posting a disappointing .177/.244/.509 triple slash line in 113 at-bats.

However, he showed promise in the minors, slashing a strong .297/.366/.876 line with 11 home runs, 49 RBIs, four stolen bases, and 45 runs scored over 296 at-bats.

At just 27 years old, Madris has an intriguing blend of power and speed and could benefit from more consistent playing time with a new team. Photo Credit: Rich Storry-USA TODAY Sports