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89-71 7-3 L2
88-72 4-6 W2
87-73 5-5 W2
72-88 4-6 W1
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2023 Batting

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Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .119 1 3 .380 1

Top David Hensley News

  • Astros' David Hensley: Sent back to Triple-A

    Houston optioned Hensley to Triple-A Sugar Land on Wednesday.

    Hensley played in only one game during his latest stay with the Astros and has batted just .119/.213/.167 with 35 strikeouts across 94 total major-league plate appearances this season.

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  • Astros' David Hensley: Returns to majors

    Hensley was recalled from Triple-A Sugar Land on Saturday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

    Hensley accomplished very little in 29 big-league games earlier this season, homering just once while slashing .120/.215/.169. He hasn't set Triple-A on fire, either, posting a wRC+ of 81 while striking out 29.0 percent of the time. He'll likely fill a bench role but could be part of the picture at first base in the absence of Jose Abreu, who landed on the injured list with lower-back inflammation in a corresponding move.

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  • Astros' David Hensley: Sent back to Triple-A

    Houston optioned Hensley to Triple-A Sugar Land on Wednesday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

    Yordan Alvarez (oblique) and Jose Altuve (oblique) are back from the injured list, so both Hensley and Bligh Madris will get the boot from the Astros' major-league roster. Hensley, 27, has batted just .121/.215/.169 over 93 plate appearances this season in the majors.

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  • Astros' David Hensley: Returns to majors

    Hensley was recalled from Triple-A Sugar Land on Thursday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

    Hensley managed just a .403 OPS in 26 games earlier this season with the Astros and wasn't great at Sugar Land, either, with a .700 OPS. However, Houston needs some infield protection with Jose Altuve (oblique) going down, which Hensley will provide.

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  • Astros' David Hensley: Optioned to Triple-A

    The Astros optioned Hensley to Triple-A Sugar Land on Friday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

    With Jose Altuve (thumb) returning from the injured list, the struggling Hensley will serve as Houston's roster casualty. Through 86 plate appearances, he holds just a .403 OPS and has struck out 32 times (37.2 percent). The 27-year-old utility man slashed .298/.420/.478 in Triple-A last season, so perhaps he will be able to find his swing again in the minors.

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  • Astros' David Hensley: Swats first homer

    Hensley went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Angels.

    Hensley gave Houston its final lead in the fifth inning with a 412-foot solo shot. The long ball was his first of the campaign and second overall as a big-leaguer. Hensley was overdue for a positive performance, as he entered Monday with a .129/.229/.145 slash line and 35.7 percent strikeout rate on the season.

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  • Astros' David Hensley: Gets call at designated hitter

    Hensley is in the designated hitter spot and batting eighth for the Astros on Tuesday in Tampa Bay, Chandler Rome of The Athletic reports.

    It will be Hensley at DH and Corey Julks in left field with Yordan Alvarez (neck) sidelined. Hensley has just seven hits in 45 at-bats so far this season for Houston.

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  • Astros' David Hensley: Starting at DH

    Hensley is starting at designated hitter and batting sixth for the Astros in Friday's game against the Rangers.

    Hensley isn't playing much at second base, with Mauricio Dubon emerging as the clear preferred option to fill in for Jose Altuve (thumb). He has started each of the last two contests at DH versus lefties, though, and will continue to fill in at various positions.

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  • Astros' David Hensley: Sitting in second straight

    Hensley is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Pirates.

    Hensley has chipped in two stolen bases through Houston's first 10 games, but his .522 OPS is just over 200 points lower than Mauricio Dubon's mark (.724). He'll be on the bench for the second game in a row and looks like he'll have to settle for a utility role for the time being with Dubon seemingly establishing himself as the top option at the keystone while Jose Altuve (thumb) is on the shelf.

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  • Astros' David Hensley: Reaches base three times

    Hensley went 2-for-3 with an RBI, a walk and a stolen base during Friday's win against the White Sox.

    The 27-year-old made his season debut after Mauricio Dubon started at second base Thursday. Hensley impressed by reaching base three times, including in the eighth inning on a 101.8 mph single. He posted a 1.027 OPS in a small MLB sample last season and looks to be paving the way for regular playing time, at least until Jose Altuve (thumb) returns.

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  • Astros' David Hensley: Gets start at second Friday

    Hensley is starting at second base and batting seventh Friday night against the White Sox.

    Mauricio Dubon got the start at second in Thursday's season opener and went 0-for-3 as the Astros fell 3-2 to Dylan Cease and the White Sox. Now it will be Hensley's turn versus Lance Lynn. Hensley has the better offensive upside of the two fill-in options for Jose Altuve (thumb), and would be the more intriguing fantasy option if he can seize a full-time role.

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  • Astros' David Hensley: Starting at keystone Sunday

    Hensley is starting at second base and batting cleanup in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Marlins, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    The 26-year-old covering the keystone ordinarily wouldn't be newsworthy at this point in spring training, but it's notable after Jose Altuve suffered an injury Saturday during the World Baseball Classic, with the initial fear being that of a broken thumb. Hensley made five appearances at second base last season and could split time there with Mauricio Dubon with Altuve likely unavailable to open the campaign.

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  • Astros' David Hensley: Smacks first career home run

    Hensley went 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over Arizona.

    Hensley replaced Yordan Alvarez as the designated hitter Tuesday after Alvarez left the game with an ankle injury, and he made the most of it. The rookie took a 1-2 fastball the opposite way to right field in the sixth inning for his first career home run. He also just missed a second round tripper as Arizona right fielder Jake McCarthy made a leaping catch to rob him of what was likely another homer in the eighth inning. If Alvarez is forced to miss additional time, Hensley could see more at-bats and provide sneaky value in a strong Houston lineup.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 190 lbs
Birthplace: San Diego, CA
Age: 27
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R