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Astros: Dustin Garneau poised for season after solid spring

When the Houston Astros signed Dustin Garneau earlier in the offseason, it was met with little fanfare. Fans were clamoring to find out who the starter would be and whether the club would bring back Robinson Chirinos or Martin Maldonado, so Garneau’s signing was met with disinterest.

Even though he was only brought on to compete for the backup job, he quietly put together a solid 2019 season. He posted a .757 OPS in 35 games split between the Angels and A’s, which is good for slightly above-average performance according to the OPS+ metric.