The 2023 MLB season is underway and Rice baseball alums are busy on the mound and at the plate. Here’s the latest from the MLB Owls.
Anthony Rendon – Los Angeles Angels
At this moment, Rendon is the only healthy Owl left standing after injuries have put a trio of former Rice baseball pitchers on the shelf for the time being. After a resurgent middle of the month, it was tougher sledding for Rendon this past week, going hitless in three straight games before posting a two-hit, two-RBI game against the Athletics on Monday. He followed that up with a couple of walks against the A’s on Tuesday, bumping his on-base percentage up to .353 for the season.
Through April 25, Rendon is hitting .226 with two extra-base hits, 11 walks and nine strikeouts. His OPS is .617 and he’s collected 11 RBI.
Lucas Luetge – Atlanta Braves
On April 17, the Braves placed Lucas Luetge on the 15-day injured list, retroactive to April 14, with what they termed left bicep inflammation. He hasn’t appeared in a game for the team since April 12.
Through April 18, Luetge has an 8.10 ERA with a 1.800 WHIP. He’s averaging 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings.
J.T. Chargois – Miami Marlins
Chargois has been sidelined since April 10 with a right oblique strain. Per Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald, he resumed playing catch this week, a positive development towards his eventual return.
Through April 18, Chargois has a 0.00 ERA with a 0.000 WHIP. He’s averaging 8.3 strikeouts per nine innings.
Glenn Otto – Texas Rangers
Otto did not appear on the Rangers Opening Day roster despite making 27 starts for the club last season. Instead, he began the year on the injured list, landing on the 60-day IL on March 30 with a right shoulder strain. He will be sidelined for the foreseeable future.
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