Aug 2, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; A general view of a Houston Astros hat and glove in the dugout during a game against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Rumors: Houston Astros trying to trade for first baseman


The Houston Astros – though stocked with young talent – are likely to be among the worst teams in Major League Baseball this season, though that doesn’t mean they’re going to lack effort.

According to Jayson Stark of ESPN, the Astros front office – unhappy with their current situation – are attempting to acquire a first baseman via trade and have called multiple teams in effort to do so.

#Pirates aren’t only team looking for 1B. #Astros calling around on group that includes Mike Carp, Mayberry, Tyler Moore. All unlikely fits

While it’s commendable effort by the ‘Stros, the names on that list aren’t exactly world beaters and they’re not likely to make much impact for a relatively woeful Houston team.

If Houston wanted to take more of a risk but find a potentially greater reward, it’s possible they could attempt to trade for Ike Davis of the New York Mets, but they still likely have a relatively hefty price tag on Davis despite his slump given his potential.

Regardless, the Astros really don’t have much need for a stop-gap first baseman like Carp, Mayberry or Moore.

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