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Former Husker Jake Meyers called up to Houston Astros

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Former Nebraska two-way standout and Omaha Westside graduate Jake Meyers has reached the majors.

Houston called up Meyers from Triple-A Sugar Land (Texas) on Friday afternoon in the moments following a frenetic MLB trade deadline. The Astros traded center fielder Myles Straw for bullpen help, clearing a spot for Meyers.

The 25-year-old Meyers will share time in center with another young outfielder in Chas McCormick, Houston General Manager James Click told local media.

Meyers has had a strong season with the Skeeters in 68 games, collecting 16 homers, 51 RBIs and 10 steals with a .343 batting average.

Meyers was a 13th-round selection of the Astros in the 2017 draft after an All-America junior season at Nebraska. After the pandemic wiped out his 2020 season, he made his Triple-A debut this year.


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