Astros' Tyler White getting a chance to show his value

26 Czerwiec, 2018 - 11:52

JUPITER, Fla. The fight for the at-bats needed to make the Astros' opening day roster was clear from Sunday's starting lineup. At second base a position secured by Jose Altuve, the reigning American League Most Value Player Tyler White got a necessary opportunity to show his worth.A 5-11, 225-pound first basemen, White batted .279 (.283 against right-handed pitchers) in 22 games for the Astros last season. He is among a handful of candidates that manager A.J J.R. Richard Jersey. Hinch is evaluating for a bench position player spot to start the regular season if Hinch can get them all chances to impress. Hinch wants to expand the versatility of several players this spring, but White is not one of them. Second base is not his future. Now Playing As Spring Training begins for the Houston Astros, the Houston Chronicle's Brian T. Smith talks about the team's future. Media Brian T. Smith, Houston Chronicle "Most of it's about trying to get his at-bats," Hinch said. "It's more just spring training maneuverability." The Astros played the Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium on Sunday. Perhaps fittingly, the first out of the game for Astros starter Gerrit Cole slowly rolled to White.White later made a diving play across the outfield grass to convert a deep groundout."We want to take a look at him, but I don't want him to go too many days without getting some at-bats," Hinch said. "We have a limited number of middle infielders Craig Biggio Jersey, and if the opening's at second base, he can play and get his at-bats."After not recording a hit in two tries on Friday, White, a right-handed hitter, hit a hard single through the right side of the infield and worked a walk in three plate appearances on Sunday.