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.