The Astros have released minor-leaguer Jon Singleton, the team announced Monday, per Fox 26.
Singleton, a former top prospect, was suspended for 100 games for testing positive for a banned substance in January. It’s the third time in his career he has failed a drug test.
Singleton, 26, played last season at Double-A Corpus Christi and was hoping to find his way back to the majors this year.
Sometimes I have too much confidence in my body. Like, I’m good; I don’t need to do this today. That’s the reason I pulled my hamstring last year. I had been going since 3 years old, never any breaks — even summers I’m working out. That injury was long overdue. It wasn’t like I was doing anything other than normal, it was just like my body had been so overworked already.
New York is the best place to win and the worst place to lose. When I tore my hamstring last year, we were a losing team, and I remember hearing it all. I’m coming into a new place, I was the first-round draft pick and everyone says you’re some pretty boy and you don’t want to play and you’re just the show pony. It frustrated me to just have to sit back and not be able to say anything. You can’t physically show them what you can do. The only thing that you can tell them is how you feel — and that really doesn’t matter in New York.
Not only does San Antonio have a large population of football fans, it has a first-class stadium to host them in, says Charlie Ebersol, co-founder and CEO of the league. The Alamodome is a perfect backdrop for Alliance San Antonio, and we are eager to give this city a competitive team, led by coach Mike Riley, that they can rally around and support.
Riley also has coached in the CFL and at Oregon State and Nebraska.
A throwing error by Carpenter led to a pair of unearned runs in the fourth. Jorge Alfaro reached with one out when Carpenter’s throw pulled first baseman Jose Martinez off the bag. With two outs, Hernandez lined a 1-2 change-up to the seats in right for a 3-1 lead.
The Phillies took a 1-0 lead in the first after Rhys Hoskins hit a single, advanced to third on Herrera’s double and scored on Carlos Santana’s sacrifice fly.
Molina crushed Arrieta’s first pitch in the second inning to left to tie it at 1.
Wacha worked out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the third by striking out Scott Kingery and retiring Nick Williams on a bouncer.
Seven of Herrera’s 12 homers have given Philadelphia a lead.