Brian McTaggart

Astros Organization Report

Brian McTaggart -Premium Content

There is perhaps no bigger hurdle for a pitcher making the long return from surgery than climbing back onto the mound for the first time, an obstacle righthander Jared Gothreaux cleared March 5. Gothreaux, who went 3-8, 4.29 in 86 innings at Triple-A Round Rock last year before having surgery to repair a tendon in his elbow last August, pitched one inning with a walk in the Astros' 4-3 spring-training loss to the Phillies in Clearwater.

Majors | #2006#Houston Astros#Organization Reports

Getting House Back In Order

Brian McTaggart -Premium Content

He had money and fame at a young age, and seemed destined to be a star in whichever sport he chose. That was eight years ago, before J.R. House's body began to break down and before the can't-miss Pirates prospect and record-setting high school quarterback found himself suddenly out of work.

Minors | #2006#Prospect Bulletin