James was optioned to Triple-A Sugar Land on Wednesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. James made two relief appearances this spring and allowed a run on three hits and a walk while striking out one in two innings. He spent most of the 2021 campaign in Sugar Land and posted a 3.38 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 18.2 innings across 20 appearances.
James and the Astros agreed to terms on a one-year, $800,000 deal Tuesday, avoiding arbitration, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. James gets a small raise in his first year of arbitration eligibility despite the fact that he threw just five major-league innings last season. He owns a 6.85 ERA in 22.1 frames over the last two years.
The Astros optioned James to Triple-A Sugar Land on Wednesday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. Houston sent out James to clear room on the 28-man active roster for outfielder Michael Brantley (knee), who was reinstated from the 10-day injured list. James has made five relief appearances for Houston this season, with all of them coming in September.
James was recalled from Triple-A Sugar Land ahead of Tuesday's game against the Rays, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. Ryne Stanek's return from the paternity list last Thursday led to James being sent back to Sugar Land, but he'll rejoin the major-league roster with Kendall Graveman leaving the team to also attend the birth of his child. James has pitched in five games for the Astros this season, allowing three earned runs on four hits and two walks while striking out eight across five innings.
James was optioned to Triple-A Sugar Land on Thursday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. James spent just over a week in the major-league bullpen, and he generated a 2.25 ERA and 0.50 WHIP in four innings across four appearances. He'll head back to the minors after Ryne Stanek was reinstated from the paternity list Thursday.
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