Amador could report to camp Friday
The agent for Japhet Amador, the burly slugger who didn’t report to Spring Training because of a family emergency, said Tuesday he could report to camp later this week. He has been at home in Mexico dealing with his ailing wife.
The Astros are attempting to have him report to camp by Friday, general manager Jeff Luhnow said.
“We’re talking right now,” agent Oscar Suarez said. “We’re just trying to figure it out.”
Amador was signed last year after he hit 36 home runs for Diablos Rojos del Mexico. He led his team in homers and RBIs with 121. In 104 games and 449 plate appearances, Amador struck out only 59 times. He represented the Astros in the Arizona Fall League.