Houston Astros Release Left-Handed Pitcher

The Houston Astros have decided to release left-handed pitcher Bryan Sammons from his contract.

Sammons, who had been signed by the team this winter to strengthen their minor league bullpen, had spent the first five seasons of his professional career with the Minnesota Twins organization.

During the 2022 season, Sammons pitched 50 innings out of the bullpen for Double-A Wichita, recording a 5.76 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, and a 59/18 K/BB ratio. His minor-league career includes 75 starts, 49 relief appearances, 2 saves, and a 27-28 record, with a 4.40 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 457 strikeouts over 439.2 innings pitched.

Despite his potential as a left-handed pitcher and his prior experience, the Astros ultimately decided to part ways with Sammons, leaving him a free agent. Photo Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports