Tyler Eifert said the shoulder injury he had during the offseason workouts has completely healed.
Eifert has some high expectations on him this season, so the shoulder better be healthy. The team likes using the two-TE sets, but would probably prefer to use Gresham and his sometimes-unsure hands for more blocking. The baton is being passed between them and this year should see Eifert with a nice increase in targets.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Jake Marisnick was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored on Thursday night against the Royals.
Jake Marisnick had two hits from the bottom of the order which included a double and a run scored in Houston’s 5 -2 win over Kansas City on Thursday night. His double in the second inning with two outs kept the inning alive and Marisnick scored on a single by Jose Altuve before Yordano Ventura left the game after a rain delay in the second inning. Although Marisnick struggled in the second half, he did finish September/October with a .275 average with three home runs and seven stolen bases. Analysis: Greg Jewett