Astros claim Jacob Wilson off waivers from A’s

Infielder made Major League debut with Oakland earlier this season

 

HOUSTON, TX – The Houston Astros have claimed IF Jacob Wilson off of waivers from the Oakland A’s. The announcement was made by Astros General Manager James Click.

 

Wilson, 31, has spent the majority of his 2021 season at Triple A Las Vegas, hitting .288 (53×184) with 17 doubles, 14 homers and 46 RBI, while posting a 1.016 OPS (.385 OBP / .630 SLG) in 49 games. He earned his first call-up to the Major Leagues in July and appeared in six games for the A’s, going 1×7, before being designated for assignment on Friday. Wilson has appeared in 802 career minor league games, over the span of 10 years, spending time with the Cardinals (2012-17), Nationals (2018-19) and A’s (2021) organizations. Wilson has been optioned to Triple A Sugar Land.

 

To make room for Wilson on the Astros 40-man roster, the club transferred RHP Tyler Ivey to the Major League 60-day Injured List.