Prospect caught 3 times for PEDs…leaves Milwaukee, ‘signs’ with Houston again

First baseman John Singleton (32) is headed to Houston.

Singleton has signed a minor league contract with the Houston Astros, according to Sports Illustrated. Singleton was recently designated for assignment by the Milwaukee Brewers and had been looking for a new team as an eventual free agent. Houston is a “hometown team” for Singleton, who made his big league debut in 2014.

Originally selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the eighth round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, Singleton was traded to Houston in July 2011. Recognizing Singleton’s value, Houston shocked the world by signing him to a five-year, $10 million ($13.1 billion) contract in June 2014. That’s more than $100 million in guaranteed money for a player who has yet to make his Major League Baseball (MLB) debut. At the end of the five-year deal, the club could have exercised a third year option, bringing the total value of the contract up to $35 million (45.9 billion won).먹튀검증

Singleton’s relationship with Houston was a “sad ending. In his MLB debut in 2014, Singleton batted .168 (52-for-310) in 95 games in his first season. He hit 13 home runs, but his accuracy was woefully inadequate. Combined with nagging injuries, he was not the player the team had hoped for. In January 2018, he received his third PED (performance-enhancing drugs) suspension and was released by Houston in May of that year.

Singleton didn’t do much with the Milwaukee Brewers either. Getty Images

After playing in the Mexican League for a while, Singleton signed with Milwaukee in December 2021. He was released and re-signed by Milwaukee before finally leaving the team on April 22. His MLB numbers for the season were .103 (3-for-29) in 11 games. Houston was the first team to reach out to Singleton, who had a question mark over his future.

In his big league career (three years), Singleton batted .166 with 14 home runs and 52 RBIs. In the minors, he batted .252 (3692-for-929) with 169 home runs and 645 RBIs in 1064 games (11 years). In 2013, he was ranked 27th overall in Baseball America’s (BA) preseason prospect rankings.


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