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Astros promote first baseman Jon Singleton
Astros first baseman Jon Singleton was recalled from Triple-A Fresno on Wednesday. Singleton is having a solid year in Triple-A Fresno, hitting .254 with 22 home runs and 83 RBI, but has been unable to carry that success over to the majors. In 16 games with the Astros, he's hitting .205 with one home run and six RBI.
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
Astros send 1B Jon Singleton to Triple-A on Friday
The Astros have optioned young first baseman Jon Singleton to Triple-A Fresno on Friday. The move clears a spot for the recently-acquired Carlos Gomez, who was added to the roster Friday. Singleton, who made his MLB debut in 2014, began this season at Triple and was recalled at the end of June. In 16 games since the call-up, the young slugger hit .205 with just one home run and 16 strikeouts.
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
Astros' Jon Singleton gets start at first over Chris Carter
Astros first baseman Chris Carter isn't in the starting lineup for Saturday's game, after starting 79 games there this season. Jon Singleton replaces Carter at first for the fifth time this year, all in the last 10 games.
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
Jon Singleton drives in three runs for Astros
Astros designated hitter Jon Singleton drove in three runs in Friday's win over Boston. Singleton went 1 for 6 and scored once. He drove in a run on a grounder early in the game and plated two in the tenth inning on a two-run single. Singleton stole his first base of the year. He's hit in three straight games.
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
Jon Singleton in Astros' lineup, bumping Evan Gattis to left field
Jon Singleton is making his 2015 debut in the Astros starting lineup on Saturday. Singleton, called up on Friday, is in the lineup at designated hitter, batting seventh. Regular DH Evan Gattis will play the field on Saturday, getting his second start of the season in left field and first since April 28.
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
Astros giving 1B Jon Singleton another shot
The Astros have announced that they have promoted still-promising prospect Jon Singleton from Triple-A Fresno, per Fox Sports. General manager Jeff Luhnow stated that it will be up to A.J. Hinch to ultimately decide how Singleton is used, but that he could play some first base and designated hitter. The 23-year-old Singleton, who batted just .168 in 310 at-bats last season with Houston, has again been mashing in the minors with a slash line of .280/.387/.553 and 17 home runs in 264 at-bats.
by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer
Astros' Jon Singleton has 27 RBI in last 10 games at Triple-A
Astros first baseman Jon Singleton homered again Thursday for Triple-A Fresno, giving him six in his last 10 games and a minor-league leading 13 on the season. Singleton also has 44 RBI in 39 games, with 27 coming in his last 10 games. "He's locked in right now. He's been having great at-bats, swinging at good pitches," Fresno teammate Carlos Correa said, per MiLB.com. "He's doing the work he needs to do to be successful on the field, and he can be proud of what he's bringing to the table. He's going to bring a lot to the Houston Astros eventually." Singleton is batting .295 with a .406 on-base percentage, .651 slugging percentage and 1.056 OPS this season.
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
Astros' Jon Singleton racking up home runs in Triple-A
Astros first baseman Jon Singleton has slugged 12 home runs in 133 at-bats with Triple-A Fresno. Singleton has particularly picked things up in May, racking up eight home runs in the span of 11 games. He's shown plenty of patience at the plate as well, drawing 26 walks while striking out 31 times. Singleton doesn't have a clear path to playing time in the majors, but the team will likely be looking to give him a shot at first base at some point after he struggled last year in his rookie season.
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
Astros send Singleton, Chapman to Triple-A; DFA Alex Presley
The Astros have optioned first baseman Jon Singleton and left-hander Kevin Chapman down to Triple-A Fresno, and designated outfielder Alex Presley for assignment, according to the Houston Chronicle on Tuesday. According to MLB.com, the Astros may try to trade Presley if they are unable to keep him. Presley, 29, slashed .212/.316/.333 with three RBI over 33 spring at-bats. Singleton, 23, made his debut in 2014 and hit .168 over 310 at-bats in his first season in the majors. He hit .213 this spring. "There are definitely things I need to improve on," Singleton said. "This move was necessary." Chapman, 27, registered a 4.64 ERA in his second season in the majors last year. This spring, he posted a 2.16 ERA, a 1.44 WHIP and 10:3 K:BB ratio over 8 1/3 innings. "I just need to just polish up a little bit," Chapman said.
by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer
Astros 1B Jon Singleton working to simplify things at the plate
Astros first baseman Jon Singleton is continuing to progress as a hitter. Singleton has hit .244 so far this spring and manager A.J. Hinch is seeing him get better every day, reports the Houston Chronicle. "He's working on things to simplify things at the plate, clear his head and take a good pass at the ball and swing at strikes," Hinch said Friday. "Get in a good body posture, making sure that his effort level is at the right consistent. He can swing ferociously with the best of them, and that's not always the best balance swing for him. I think he's trying to find a happy medium on how to try to take his best swing while staying under control. And I think that's starting to translate into games." Singleton is getting in the mindset of focusing more at the plate. "A lot of it is thinking," Singleton said. "You got to get in the box and just let everything go. Let everything that you're working on go. Compete. I think that has a little bit to do with it. I also think it's still early, pitches that I'm missing now I don't think I'm going to miss in May or June. But it's all a work in progress."