HOUSTON – I don’t know about you, but this Houston Astros fan has been looking forward to seeing Mike Fiers on the mound against my team.
You probably don’t need to be reminded, but Fiers was the whistleblower in the Astros sign-stealing scandal.
The Oakland right hander did not pitch during the season-opening four-game series between the A’s and the Astros.
And it does not appear he will be in the rotation for the three-game series that starts Thursday at Minute Maid Park.
Oakland has Cole Irvin, Sean Manaea and Frankie Montas listed as the starters.
So where is Fiers?
He was placed on 10-day IL with back and hip issues as the MLB season got underway last week.