Mayfield was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on Friday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The announcement that Carlos Correa (ribs) and Aledmys Diaz (hamstring) would be out through the All-Star break was expected to give Mayfield some job security in the short term, but he'll instead find his way back to Triple-A. Mayfield did little offensively to convince the Astros he should stay with a .143/.163/.310 slash line through 43 plate appearances. His return to the minors suggests the Astros feel Myles Straw's ability at shortstop will suffice in a pinch.
Mayfield could serve as the Astros' utility infielder through the All-Star break, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The Astros announced that starting shortstop Carlos Correa (ribs) and backup utility infielder Aledmys Diaz (hamstring) will not return before the break, which opens an opportunity for Mayfield to stick around for the next few weeks. Mayfield is not expected to get consistent at-bats, as Astros manager AJ Hinch often deploys Alex Bregman as the primary shortstop and has Jose Altuve back from injury to play second base.
Mayfield remains out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Reds, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Mayfield will be on the bench for a third straight game with manager AJ Hinch having seemingly settled on Alex Bregman and Yuli Gurriel as the Astros' regular options on the left side of the infield. Though Mayfield was instrumental in Saturday's win over the Blue Jays with three doubles and three runs, he's recorded just three hits in his other 39 at-bats since receiving a callup from Triple-A Round Rock in late May.
Mayfield started at second base and went 3-for-4 with three doubles, an RBI and three runs scored in Saturday's 7-2 win over the Blue Jays.
Mayfield got the call against left-hander Clayton Richard, giving Tony Kemp a break. The two are sharing second base while Jose Altuve rehabs his hamstring injury, although Kemp gets the majority of playing time. Mayfield tied the franchise's single-game record for doubles recorded by a rookie. The 28-year-old infielder entered the game with just two hits over his previous 34 at-bats.
Mayfield went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's 8-7 extra-innings win over the Mariners.
He has been the primary fill-in at shortstop for Carlos Correa (ribs) but has not done much to replace Correa's offense. The homer, the 28-year-old Mayfield's first as a major leaguer, snapped an 0-for-21 skid.
Mayfield will start at shortstop and bat seventh Sunday against the Athletics, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Mayfield will pick up his fourth start in six games since being promoted from Triple-A Round Rock. Until the Astros get one of Jose Altuve (hamstring), Carlos Correa (ribs) or Aledmys Diaz (hamstring) back from the injured list, Mayfield should have a fairly clear path to steady at-bats in the middle infield, as Houston has thus far resisted moving Alex Bregman off of third base. With one hit and five strikeouts through his first 12 big-league at-bats, however, Mayfield hasn't done much to warrant immediate attention in most fantasy leagues.
Mayfield started at shortstop in place of the injured Carlos Correa (ribs) and went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Tuesday's 9-6 win over the Cubs.
Mayfield was called up to be a stop-gap at second base until Jose Altuve (hamstring) was ready to return, but Altuve's injury has lingered and Correa was scratched with an injury that is expected to keep him out a couple of weeks. That means Mayfield may stick around longer than the two games his stay was originally projected to last. With holes at second base and shortstop, Mayfield could get regular at-bats over the next 10-to-14 days.
Mayfield started at second base and went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Monday's 6-5 win over the Cubs.
Mayfield was called up Monday after Aledmys Diaz (hamstring) landed on the injured list and made his MLB debut. The 28-year-old Mayfield is expected to be around until Jose Altuve (hamstring) returns from his rehab assignment. Manager AJ Hinch said Altuve is not coming back to the team Tuesday, so Mayfield could get another look at the keystone.
Mayfield will be called up from Triple-A Round Rock, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.
Mayfield is being called up as insurance for the Astros' banged-up middle infield, with Aledmys Diaz (hamstring) likely heading to the injured list and Jose Altuve (hamstring) working his way back to the team on a rehab assignment. This will be Mayfield's first experience with a major-league club, and he could earn starts at second base depending on the length of Altuve's rehab assignment. He has experience playing at second base, shortstop and third base and is hitting .283/.362/.572 with Triple-A Round Rock this season.
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