By bringing up Jarred Cosart, the Astros are eager to see what some of this outstanding young talent they have in their farm system can do on the major league level.
Cosart was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City after Wednesday’s 5-4 loss at St. Louis. Outfielder Jimmy Paredes was sent down to Oklahoma City.
At Oklahoma City this season, the right-handed Cosart was 7-4 with a 3.29 ERA. In 93 innings he had 93 strikeouts.
Cosart, 23, has a power arm and should add some spark to the struggling Astros. Prior to this season he was considered to have the best curveball in the Houston organization according to Baseball America.
Cosart most likely will be the starting pitcher on Friday at Tampa Bay. Earlier this week Lucas Harrell was removed from the starting rotation into the bullpen.
The 6-3, 180-pound Cosart graduated from Clear Creek High School. He was acquired from the Philadelphia system along with first baseman Jonathan Singleton in exchange for outfielder Hunter Pence on July 29, 2011.
Paredes had two stints with the Astros this season and was hitting .178. He’s started 27 games in right field and one game at third base.