Houston Astros Add 2 New Players

The Houston Astros have bolstered their roster by claiming Miguel Diaz and Cooper Hummel off waivers, a move aimed at fortifying their depth and versatility.

Diaz, a seasoned right-handed reliever, joins the Astros after being designated for assignment by the Detroit Tigers, bringing valuable Major League experience and a promising track record of performance.

Despite facing challenges during the spring, Diaz's previous success with the Detroit Tigers and San Diego Padres showcases his potential to contribute effectively out of the bullpen for Houston, adding depth to their pitching staff.

Over the last three seasons, the 29-year-old Diaz holds an impressive 2.87 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, with 65 strikeouts across 59.2 innings and 40 appearances.

In tandem with Diaz, the Astros have secured the Cooper Hummel, a utility player capable of filling various roles including catcher and outfielder.

Over his two-year career in the MLB, the 29-year-old holds a lackluster .166/.264/.286 triple-slash line, with three home runs, 17 RBIs, five stolen bases, and 22 runs scored across 76 games played.

Despite limited opportunities at the Major League level, Hummel's consistent performance in Triple-A, including a .264 batting average, and his demonstrated improvement in hitting underscore his potential to become a solid asset for the Astros. Photo Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports