by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (5/11/2013) As expected, Astros reliever Josh Fields started a minor-league rehab assignment with Class A Quad Cities Friday. Fields, on the 15-day disabled list with a forearm injury, allowed just one hit over his lone inning of work. He did not issue a walk and finished with three strikeouts.
Josh Fields to start rehab assignment Friday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/9/2013) Astros reliever Josh Fields (forearm) will begin a rehab assignment with Class A Quad Cities Friday, according to MLB.com. Fields is slated to throw two innings.
Josh Fields throwing bullpen sessions
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/22/2013) Astros reliever Josh Fields (forearm) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Monday, MLB.com reports. Fields was throwing at 90 percent intensity. He is gradually increasing the intensity each time out and should be ready to face hitters in a few days.
Fields is hoping to return from the disabled list early in May.
Astros place Josh Fields on the DL
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/8/2013) The Astros have placed reliever Josh Fields on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm strain Monday, according to MLB.com. Fields had one strikeout in two-thirds of an inning this season before landing on the DL.
Josh Fields could be a contender for saves
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (3/28/2013) Astros reliever Josh Fields -- a Rule 5 pick from Boston -- has officially made the team, which is an accomplishment by itself considering the odds that are stacked against Rule 5 guys. Step two is getting into the saves mix, which isn't really a tall order considering the team hasn't fully embraced Jose Veras yet.
Fields, who has pitched out of the bullpen his entire career, struck out over a batter per inning each of the last two seasons in the minors, with a 2.83 ERA in that span. He didn't allow a run in a 10-game Triple-A stint last year, the highest level he had previously played. The more days that pass without Veras being named the closer, the better chance Fields has of slipping into that role. It's not time to snag him in mixed leagues yet, but AL-only players may want to take a closer look at him as a possible option if they're light on saves.
Astros tab Josh Fields for relief role
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/28/2013) Astros manager Bo Porter announced Thursday reliever Josh Fields made the opening day roster.
Fields, who has never pitched in a major-league regular season game, is 0-1 with a 2.53 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in 11 spring outings. He has struck out nine and walked seven in 10 2/3 innings. Fields was a 2008 first-round pick of the Mariners.
Astros have Rule 5 decisions to make
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/23/2013) The Houston Astros are close to making their decision on whether to keep Rule 5 picks first baseman Nate Freiman or relief pitcher Josh Fields, reports MLB.com Saturday.
Fields, the No. 1 overall pick in the Rule 5 draft back in December, could make a wide-open bullpen for the Astros after appearing in eight games and allowing seven hits, six walks and three earned runs with four strikeouts.
Freiman, who has hit .278 this spring with a homer and seven RBI, has a tougher shot at making the club with the emergence of Brandon Laird and Brett Wallace's solid springs.
If the players do not make the club out of spring training, the Astros risk losing them to their original teams.
Phillies send two to minor-league camp
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/17/2013) The Phillies announced Sunday they reassigned pitcher Cesar Jimenez and infielder Josh Fields to minor-league camp.
Astros select Fields in Rule 5
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (12/6/2012) Relief pitcher Josh Fields, who spent 2012 with the Red Sox, was selected by the Astros with the first pick of the Rule 5 draft on Thursday.