Josh Fields

#35 RP / Houston Astros / EXP: 4YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 193 lb Age: 30 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Astros' Josh Fields: Fails to record an out Tuesday

      Fields failed to record an out Tuesday, allowing two runs on four consecutive hits during Houston's 7-5 loss to Texas. Fields entered the game in the bottom of the sixth inning in relief of starter Scott Feldman and promptly gave up two singles and two doubles before he was removed from the game for Chris Devenski. The 30-year-old right-hander sports an 11.37 ERA, 2.21 WHIP and 8:1 K:BB ratio over 6.1 innings this season. He'll continue to work in low-leverage situations for the time being.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Astros' Josh Fields: Headed for middle-relief role in 2016

      Fields has made three Grapefruit League appearances, allowing five baserunners and one run over two innings. Fields had a productive season with the Astros last season, posting a career-best 3.55 ERA (2.25 FIP), 1.14 WHIP and 11.9 K/9. He'll pitch in middle relief in 2016 with Ken Giles, Luke Gregerson, Pat Neshek, Will Harris and Tony Sipp handling the late-inning duties.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Astros' Josh Fields: Avoids arbitration with Astros

      Fields agreed to a one-year, $900,000 deal with the Astros on Friday, avoiding arbitration, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports. The 30-year-old righty was excellent last season in a middle relief role, posting a 2.19 FIP with 67 strikeouts in 50.2 innings. After Houston acquired Ken Giles this offseason, any realistic hope of Fields finding his way to saves seems to have evaporated, but he should still be a solid source of ratios and strikeouts in 2016.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Astros' Josh Fields: Tendered a contract by Astros

      Fields was tendered a contract by the Astros on Wednesday, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports. This makes it official that Fields will return to the Astros in 2016. The 30-year-old had his most successful MLB campaign last season in the Houston bullpen, posting a 3.55 ERA and 1.14 WHIP, which he'll hope to carry into next season.

    • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

      Astros call up Vincent Velasquez, option Josh Fields to Double-A

      The Astros recalled pitcher Vincent Velasquez while optioning pitcher Josh Fields to Double-A Corpus Christi on Thursday, the team announced. Fields (4-1) has a 2.20 ERA in 41 innings this season. Velasquez tossed 41 2/3 innings with the Astros earlier this season before being sent to minors to fine-tune his skills for a postseason run.

    • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

      Astros RP Josh Fields returns to action

      Reliever Josh Fields, who suffered a bruised right leg last week when he was struck by a line drive, returned to the Astros pen Sunday and pitched a scoreless inning of relief. Fields, who missed Friday's and Saturday's games, struck out two batters and allowed a hit to pick up his second hold of the season.

    • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

      Astros pitcher Josh Fields could be available on Sunday

      Astros pitcher Josh Fields was able to throw off the mound on Saturday and may be available out of the bullpen on Sunday, manager A.J. Hich said per the Houston Chronicle. Fields was forced to leave his last appearance on Thursday when he took a line drive off his knee. Fields is 2-0 with a 0.96 ERA in 9 1/3 innings of work this season.

    • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

      Astros' Josh Fields exits game after taking a line drive off the leg

      Astros pitcher Josh Fields was forced out of Thursday's contest against the Tigers after taking a line drive off the leg in the bottom of the ninth inning. Fields limped off the field and was escorted by team trainers to the locker room after pitching just one-third of an inning. He was replaced by Will Harris with a runner on first base in the bottom of the ninth. Fields was diagnosed with a bruised right leg after undergoing an X-ray after the game. His status for the remainder of this weekend's series at Detroit remains uncertain.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Astros closer Luke Gregerson (rest) not available on Wednesday

      Astros manager A.J. Hinch confirmed that closer Luke Gregerson will not be available to pitch on Wednesday against the A's. Gregerson nearly cost the team a win on Tuesday when he gave up two runs in the ninth inning. He was pulled in favor of Pat Neshek who closed out the game and got the save. Gregerson has appeared in three of the last four games for the Astros and has given up two runs in two of those performances. Hinch indicated that Neshek, Chad Qualls, Tony Sipp and Josh Fields are all options to close if a save is needed on Wednesday, according to the Houston Chronicle.

    • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

      Astros pitcher Josh Fields throws one scoreless inning in return

      Astros pitcher Josh Fields tossed one scoreless inning in his return to action Saturday against the Athletics. It was Fields' first appearance this season after landing on the 15-day DL with a right groin strain to begin the year. "I told him, 'Welcome back,'" Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. "He throws his first pitch 96 mph and his second pitch at 97 ... I think everybody had a smile on their face. He's a big part of what we do in the bullpen." Fields added a strikeout and a walk to his totals. "I'm glad we were able to get him an inning with a little breathing room," Hinch said. "It feels like an extra-special addition."