Astros Release Joe Inglett

The Astros have released utility infielder Joe Inglett, reports MLB.com's Brian McTaggart (via Twitter).  Houston acquired Inglett from Tampa Bay in March, and designated him for assignment at the end of April.  Inglett hit .222/.222/.259 in 27 plate appearances for the Astros this year and had just two hits in 37 plate appearances at Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Inglett, who turns 33 next month, has a career .734 OPS in six Major League seasons with the Indians, Blue Jays, Brewers and Astros.  He has played everywhere but catcher and first base during his career, even pitching a perfect inning of relief for Milwaukee last year.  All but 92 of Inglett's 898 career plate appearances have been against right-handed pitching, so between Inglett's decent left-handed bat and his versatility, he's a good bet to be signed by a club in need of bench depth.



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