Austin Pruitt

#51 RP / Houston Astros / EXP: 3YRS Height: 5-10 Weight: 180 lb Age: 30 College: Houston Bats/Throws -/-

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      Astros' Austin Pruitt: In mix for rotation

      Austin Pruitt will join a group of pitchers that compete for the fifth spot in Houston's rotation, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.The Houston Astros acquired Pruitt from the Rays last week, returning the Houston-area native and former University of Houston standout to the area where he grew up. "We're not sure of the exact role, but I think he can start and I think that puts him in a final group of pitchers competing for our final spot or two," Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said. The right-hander will compete with Josh James, Brad Peacock and Framber Valdez along with prospects Forrest Whitaker and Cristian Javier. Pruitt does not have minor-league options, so his inclusion on the Opening Day roster appears definite.

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      Astros' Austin Pruitt: Headed to Houston

      Austin Pruitt was traded from the Rays to the Houston Astros in exchange for Peyton Battenfield and Cal Stevenson on Thursday, Brian McTaggart of reports.Pruitt put together the best big-league season of his career in 2019 with the Rays, posting a 4.40 ERA and 1.26 WHIP with a 39:12 K:BB over 47 frames. He'll join a Houston bullpen that already has a handful of impressive arms, likely putting him in line for mid-to-low-leverage work in 2020.

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      Rays' Austin Pruitt: Grabs third win

      Austin Pruitt (3-0) was credited with the victory in a win over the Red Sox on Monday despite allowing two earned runs on three hits and two walks over one inning. He struck out one.Pruitt was far from sharp, painting himself into a corner after retiring the first two batters in the fourth inning. The right-hander ultimately allowed five consecutive hitters to reach safely and surrendered RBI singles to Rafael Devers and J.D. Martinez, but he became the pitcher of record when the Tampa Bay Rays popped off for six runs in the home half of the frame and then hung on the rest of the way. Pruitt has allowed a total of 10 earned runs across his last six appearances overall, though six of those came in one game back on Aug. 24.

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      Rays' Austin Pruitt: Strong outing as primary pitcher

      Austin Pruitt allowed one hit over 3.1 scoreless innings of relief in Wednesday's loss to the Rangers. He struck out one batter and did not issue a walk.Andrew Kittredge and Jalen Beeks combined to allow five runs in the first inning, but Pruitt's strong performance allowed the Tampa Bay Rays to claw back into it (they actually took an 8-7 lead in the fourth before the Rangers pulled ahead again in the seventh). Pruitt now has a 0.66 ERA and 11:1 K:BB in his last three appearances (two starts), spanning 13.2 innings. With two off days next week, Pruitt figures to remain in a multi-inning relief role for the time being.

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      Rays' Austin Pruitt: Following opener Wednesday

      Austin Pruitt will work behind an opener Wednesday against the Rangers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.The 30-year-old worked as a traditional starter in has last two outings and gave up only one run over 10.1 innings, but he'll follow opener Andrew Kittredge on Wednesday. Pruitt had a 4.43 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 37:10 K:BB through 42.2 innings this season.

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      Rays' Austin Pruitt: Solid in no-decision

      Austin Pruitt did not factor into the decision during Thursday's win, holding Toronto to one run on four hits and a walk while striking out four across five innings.Making his second start of the season, Pruitt was able to limit the Blue Jays to a single run, which came in the form of a leadoff home run by Bo Bichette. The right-hander was solid in his last start as well, firing 5.1 shutout innings with six strikeouts. Pruitt had previously served as a bulk reliever for the Tampa Bay Rays this season. He'll carry a 4.43 ERA and 1.24 WHIP into his next outing, which projects to come Wednesday at Texas.

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      Rays' Austin Pruitt: Set to start Thursday

      Austin Pruitt will start Thursday's game against the Blue Jays, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.Pruitt was expected to be utilized as part of the bullpen game during the nightcap of Tuesday's doubleheader, but he didn't pitch and will instead receive the starting nod Thursday. The 30-year-old will look to build on his last start in which he allowed only four hits and had six strikeouts over 5.1 scoreless frames.

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      Rays' Austin Pruitt: Likely part of bullpen day

      Austin Pruitt is likely to cover multiple innings as part of a bullpen day approach deployed by manager Kevin Cash for the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Orioles, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.Pruitt will be going on less rest than usual, as he just logged 5.1 innings Saturday. Therefore, he may not cover the usual amount of frames that Cash usually has a true primary pitcher work, but he may be in line for at least 2-to-3 innings if he's able to keep his pitch count at reasonable levels.

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      Rays' Austin Pruitt: Turns in solid start

      Austin Pruitt surrendered four hits while striking out six over 5.1 scoreless innings Friday night against the Indians. He didn't factor into the decision.Pruitt put together a solid outing, though the Tampa Bay Rays wouldn't crack the scoreboard until the seventh inning, so he wasn't able to pick up the victory. The 29-year-old right-hander has posted a 4.78 ERA and 1.27 WHIP with a 33:9 K:BB over 37.2 innings this season for Tampa Bay.

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      Rays' Austin Pruitt: Starting Friday

      Austin Pruitt will start Friday's game against the Indians, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.Pruitt followed an opener his last time through the rotation, but even though he surrendered six runs over 5.2 frames as the primary pitcher, the Tampa Bay Rays will allow him to start this time. He owns a 5.57 ERA and 1.36 WHIP with a 27:9 K:BB over 32.1 innings this season in the big leagues.