Wed, 29 Jan 2014 20:59:41 -0800
Houston Astros SS Jonathan Villar is expected to begin the season as the team's starting shortstop.
Sun, 11 Aug 2013 11:38:43 -0700
Houston Astros SS Jonathan Villar (thumb) was not in the lineup against the Texas Rangers Saturday, Aug. 10, or Sunday, Aug. 11. However, he did appear as a pinch runner during the eighth inning of Saturday's game.
Sat, 10 Aug 2013 01:48:40 -0700
Houston Astros SS Jonathan Villar (thumb) was out of the lineup for a second straight game Friday, Aug. 9 with a sprained left thumb. Manager Bo Porter said Villar will not go on the disabled list but he isn't sure when he'll play. ''He's going to take batting practice and go through the whole routine and we will re-evaluate it after to see what degree of soreness if any and then move forward from there,'' Porter said.
Tue, 06 Aug 2013 20:22:39 -0700
Houston Astros SS Jonathan Villar (thumb) left the game Tuesday, Aug. 6, against the Boston Red Sox in the fifth inning due to a sprained left thumb.
Sun, 21 Jul 2013 20:11:08 -0700
The Houston Astros have promoted prospects SP Jarred Cosart and SS Jonathan Villar recently. Top prospects OF George Springer and 1B Jonathan Singleton remain at Triple-A Oklahoma City, but they are expected to join the Astros during the final 65 games of a season devoted to player development and evaluation.
Fantasy Tip: For now, Springer and Singleton are only worth roster spots in the deepest of long-term fantasy keeper leagues, and they'll be worth adding in AL-only leagues if and when they are summoned.
Sun, 21 Jul 2013 20:10:08 -0700
The Houston Astros recalled SS Jonathan Villar from Triple-A Oklahoma City Sunday, July 21, and he is expected to start Monday, July 22, against the Oakland Athletics. The team had originally said it wanted to keep Villar in the minors until September, but weak infield defense and lack of on-the-field progress forced general manager Jeff Luhnow's hand. "He's up here for a reason. He's been a shortstop his entire life and we feel like he has the chance to be a very good starting shortstop on a championship-caliber team," Luhnow said.
Fantasy Tip: For now, Villar is only worth a roster spot in the deepest of AL-only fantasy leagues, and long-term keeper formats.
Sun, 17 Mar 2013 11:16:51 -0700
The Houston Astros have optioned OFs Robbie Grossman and Jimmy Paredes, SS Jonathan Villar and Ps Paul Clemens and Dallas Keuchel to minor league camp. They have also reassigned OF Che-Hsuan Lin, C Carlos Perez and Ps Sergio Escalona, Chuck Fick and Josh Zeid to minor league camp.
Tue, 20 Nov 2012 16:38:17 -0800
The Houston Astros added Ps Jose Cisnero, Jarred Cosart, Chia-Jen Lo, Ross Seaton and Brett Oberholtzer, OF Robbie Grossman and INF Jonathan Villar to their 40-man roster Tuesday, Nov. 20, to protect them from the Rule 5 Draft. Also, INF Scott Moore was outrighted to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Sat, 14 Jul 2012 17:22:09 -0700
Houston Astros SS Jonathan Villar (hand) suffered a fractured right hand Friday, July 13, according to general manager Jeff Luhnow. Villar was playing with Double-A Corpus Christi, and sustained the injury punching a door.
Tue, 13 Mar 2012 06:11:26 -0700
The Houston Astros reassigned 2B Delino DeShields Jr., P Jorge DeLeon, P Arcenio Leon, OF George Springer, P Henry Villar and SS Jonathan Villar to minor league camp.