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Top Jonathan Singleton News

  • Brewers' Jon Singleton: Signs minors deal with Milwaukee

    Singleton signed a minor-league contract with the Brewers on Thursday.

    Singleton appeared in 114 major-league games in 2014 and 2015, struggling to a .171/.290/.331 slash line. He's been out of affiliated baseball since 2017, though he did appear in 46 games for the Diablos Rojos del Mexico in the Mexican League in 2021, hitting .321/.503/.693 with 15 homers.

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  • Jonathan Singleton: Let go Monday

    Singleton was released by the Astros on Monday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

    Singleton was dealt a 100-game suspension in January after testing positive for an illegal drug. He'll look to catch on elsewhere after Houston elected to part ways Monday. Singleton slashed .205/.376/.397 with 18 home runs and 62 RBI for Double-A Corpus Christi in 2017.

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  • Astros' Jonathan Singleton: Suspended 100 games

    Singleton has received a 100-game suspension without pay after failing a third positive test for a drug of abuse, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

    It's been a tough couple of years for the once-lauded prospect. After being ousted from the Astros' 40-man roster prior to the 2017 season, Singleton spent the entire year with Double-A Corpus Christi, where he hit .205/.376/.397 in 117 games with the Hooks. The 26-year-old has appeared in just 114 games for the Astros since inking an extension with the team in 2014. Singleton will be free to sign elsewhere, and hopefully get his career back on track, once his contract with Houston expires after the 2018 season.

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  • Astros' Jonathan Singleton: Assigned to Double-A

    Singleton was assigned to Double-A Corpus Christi to open the regular season, the Houston Chronicle's Jake Kaplan reports.

    Singleton has already been removed from the Astros' 40-man roster, but he will still make $2 million this season in the penultimate year of the extension he signed in 2014. With A.J. Reed set to be the everyday first baseman at Triple-A, Singleton will need to go down to Double-A, a level he has not played at since 2013, in order to get everyday at-bats. It's unclear how Singleton's career would have been different if he never signed that extension, but it has worked as something of a gift and a curse, as he will need to wait two years to get a fresh start in a different organization unless the Astros are willing to buy him out.

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  • Astros' Jonathan Singleton: Headed back to minors

    Singleton has been reassigned to minor league camp, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports.

    Singleton was 4-for-21 at the plate during Grapefruit League play, scoring three runs and driving in two during what will end up being a short spring. The next step for the 25-year-old, who was removed from the team's 40-man roster in April, remains to be seen. Singleton should still get some run at Triple-A Fresno, but after hitting just .202 and striking out at a 24.8 percent clip last year, he'll need to quickly turn things around in order to even keep his job there.

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  • Astros' Jonathan Singleton: Off 40-man roster, what's next?

    Singleton, who was removed from the Astros' 40-man roster during the offseason, may find playing time at Triple-A Fresno difficult to come by, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Singleton dropped off the map last season, hitting just .202 at Fresno and never reaching the majors. A former top prospect, the 25-year-old first baseman will be challenged by younger prospects A.J. Reed and Tyler White, both of whom are expected to start the season with the Grizzlies.

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  • Astros' Jonathan Singleton: Outrighted to Triple-A Fresno

    Singleton cleared waivers and was sent outright to Triple-A Fresno on Tuesday, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    As expected, the former top prospect will remain an Astro farmhand after no teams were interested in picking up a bat that hasn't produced a major league batting average above .200. Singleton's power is intriguing, but he'll be nothing more than an organizational depth piece until he can make more contact.

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  • Astros' Jonathan Singleton: Placed on outright waivers

    Singleton was placed on outright waivers by the Astros on Saturday, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Kaplan predicts that Singleton will clear waivers and be sent to Triple-A Fresno, an understandable thought given that Singleton is still owed $4.5 million. In 420 career plate appearances, the former top prospect has hit an anemic .171/.290/.331 with 151 strikeouts, which simply does not belong in a major league lineup. Blocked at first base and designated hitter by a combination of Yulieski Gurriel, Brian McCann, A.J. Reed, and Tyler White, it's unlikely Singleton sees significant time in the majors any time in the near future.

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  • Astros' Jonathan Singleton: Homers twice Thursday for Triple-A Fresno

    Singleton went 4-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI during Thursday's loss to Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Singleton, who had been hitting .139 prior to Thursday's game, raised his batting average 86 points with the four-hit performance. He's hitting .225 with three home runs and seven RBI through 11 games with Triple-A Fresno. The 24-year-old first baseman does not appear to be a threat to overtake Tyler White in Houston anytime soon, especially now that A.J. Reed has leapfrogged him on the organizational depth chart.

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  • Astros' Jonathan Singleton: Headed back to minors

    Singleton was optioned to minor league camp Monday.

    Singleton struggled mightily this spring, hitting just .151 with 17 strikeouts and only three walks over 56 Grapefruit League plate appearances. He'll open 2016 with Triple-A Fresno, where he hit .254/.359/.505 with 22 home runs and 83 RBI over 102 games last year. Singleton's demotion means Tyler White has likely won the Astros' first base competition.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 278 lbs
Birthplace: Harbor City, CA
Age: 30
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: L, L