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Astros | Jonathan Villar is new starting SS

The Houston Astros recalled SS Jonathan Villar from Triple-A Oklahoma City Sunday, July 21, and he is expected to start Monday, July 22, against the Oakland Athletics. The team had originally said it wanted to keep Villar in the minors until September, but weak infield defense and lack of on-the-field progress forced general manager Jeff Luhnow's hand. "He's up here for a reason. He's been a shortstop his entire life and we feel like he has the chance to be a very good starting shortstop on a championship-caliber team," Luhnow said.

Fantasy Tip: For now, Villar is only worth a roster spot in the deepest of AL-only fantasy leagues, and long-term keeper formats.

2013-07-21 20:10:08 | Source: Houston Chronicle - Brian T. Smith

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