Update: Astros Activate Bourgeois, Release Hall
Not a huge surprise here, with Jason Bourgeois ready to come off the disabled list, and recently activated Jeff Keppinger swinging a hot stick, the struggling Bill Hall will be the odd man out in Houston.
The team has confirmed that the accommodating roster move that looms will be an outright release of Hall, which includes eating the remaining $3 million of his salary. Considering he’s batting just .224 this year, it’s probably worth it!
Plus, hey, at least fans will no longer have to bare witness to the all-too-annoying act that is Hall chewing on his mouthguard during games.
What really should be asked is what were the Astros thinking when they signed the aging second-baseman this off-season?