The Houston Astros could make an upgrade in left field by turning to Andrew Benintendi.
The free-agent outfielder, who spent the end of last season with the New York Yankees before it was suddenly ended with a wrist injury, has had “some discussions” with the Astros, according to Audacy MLB Insider and USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.
The 28-year-old Benintendi would help balance out a right-handed heavy hitting lineup and also give them a Gold Glove-caliber left fielder. Astros fans are very familiar with Benintendi’s defense, as he made an incredible diving catch to end Game 4 of the 2018 ALCS at Minute Maid Park with the bases loaded.
Benintendi was an All-Star for the first time last season, hitting .304/.373/.399/.722 with both the Kansas City Royals and New York Yankees. He does not have much power, however, hitting just five home runs last season.
The Yankees are also believed to be interested in retaining Benintendi, as left field still remains a need for them as well.