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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||161.00||4.00||.230||16.00||16.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Kansas City||12||4||0|| .385|| .500|| .333|
|vs Hernandez (Career)||8||1||0|| .125||.364||.125|
|vs RHP||215||48||4|| .279|| .335|| .223|
|Last 10 Games|
Astros catcher Hank Conger dealing with left wrist injury
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/5/15) Astros catcher Hank Conger is dealing with a minor left wrist injury, according to the Houston Chronicle. However, he could catch in a game this weekend.
“Conger has been delayed a little bit,” manager A.J. Hinch said. “I think we’re going to get him in a game this weekend, he’s not injured. It’s just we’re delaying the start of his spring until most likely this weekend. … We’ve tried to be good to these guys on the health side and our trainers have kept him healthy.
“I think he’s catching a 'pen today. We held him off a couple days, but he’s fine. He just needed a day.”
Astros avoid arbitration with Hank Conger, Tony Sipp
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(1/16/15) The Astros have avoided arbitration with Hank Conger and Tony Sipp prior to Friday's deadline, per the team's official website. Conger signed a one-year, $1.075 million contract, while Sipp settled for $2.4 million.
Conger hit .221 with four homers and 21 RBI over 231 at-bats in 2014. Sipp registered a 3.38 ERA, a 0.89 WHIP over 50 2/3 innings of work last season.
Report: Tigers contact Astros about catcher trade, talks already over
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(11/20/14) The Tigers have had preliminary talks with the Astros about a potential trade involving a catcher, according to FOX Sports reporter Jon Morosi. Houston appears willing to trade Jason Castro, Carlos Corporan or Hank Conger.
However, it appears the talks between the two teams are over, as the Tigers have moved on, a source told MLB.com. The talks were believed to be centered around a deal involving Corporan.
Astros send two minor leaguers to Angels for C Hank Conger
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(11/5/14) The Astros have acquired veteran backup catcher Hank Conger from the Angels for fellow catcher Carlos Perez and right-hander pitcher Nick Tropeano.
Conger compiled a .221/.293/.325 stat line in 2014 with four home runs and 25 RBI.
2015 MLB team preview: Houston Astros
The Astros improved by 19 games last season. If they do so again, they'll be headed to the playoffs, but that's a much taller order. Let's preview the 2015 season.
|2014 summary: Though he was once again backed up Chris Iannetta, Hank Conger caught nearly 45 percent of the Angels' games, making him more like an understudy than a backup. The playing time evidently wasn't consistent enough for him to make any strides at the plate, though. His numbers basically dropped across the board, sticking him with a Nick Hundley-like .618 OPS.|
Playing time status: Because Conger's bat is what made him a prospect in the first place, his failure to deliver with part-time at-bats made him expendable for the Angels, who traded him to Houston this offseason for Nick Tropeano and Carlos Perez. Of course, at least with Jason Castro still around, the Astros can't go all-in with him either.
2015 outlook: Still only 26, Conger gets a fresh start with an organization that may value his skill set a little more than the Angels did, but role remains a roadblock to any sort of breakthrough. In theory, Conger could be a high-contact catcher in the A.J. Pierzynski mold, but with so many hurdles to clear, he's an AL-only flier at best.
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