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Players Who Played For Astros And Blue Jays

By Aditya Bhattarai / 22 September 2023 10:07 AM

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Players who played for Astros and Blue Jays are Derek Fisher, George Springer, and Roger Clemens. There are a total of 102 players with records in both teams.

Doug Rader, Derek Bell, Springer, and Cliff Johnson are batters who have scored numerous home runs in either of these teams. They have better records during their terms at both Astros and Blue Jays.

Houston Astros is an MLB team from the American League competing in the West Division. The two-time World Series winners are the reigning champions that are leading the current season as the West Division leader for the playoff berth.

Likewise, Toronto Blue Jays are a Canadian baseball team competing in the AL East Division of MLB. They have ranked second in the AL Wild Card birth for the 2023 MLB season with a record of 85 wins and 67 losses.

Players such as Aledmyz Diaz, Teoscar Hernandez, and George Springer have made records with both these teams in terms of batting. Meanwhile, most of them have been part of the World Series winning team for these teams.

Astros And Blue Jays Players

Astros and Blue Jays players include Aledmys Díaz, George Springer, and Derek Fisher. These batters have played at least 100 at-bats in both teams.

Here are the players who played for both the Houston Astros and Toronto Blue Jays;

  • Aledmys Díaz
  • Derek Fisher
  • Teoscar Hernández
  • Colby Rasmus
  • George Springer
  • Jonathan Villar
  • Matt Dominguez
  • Steve Pearce
  • Joe Inglett
  • Jimmy Paredes

Aledmys Díaz

Aledmys Diaz is a Cuban professional utility player who played with both the Astros and Blue Jays. He joined the Crush City after spending a season with the Birds in 2018.

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Making his Major League debut with the Cardinals in 2016, he was traded to the Blue Jays in 2018. He spent one season with the Jays where he played 130 games while landing 422 at-bats

The following year Diaz was traded to the Astros where he played four seasons covering 262 games and 867 at-bats. He also got his first World Series Championship ring in 2022 when the Astros won the World Series title.

Derek Fisher

Derek Fisher is a baseball outfielder who started his MLB career with the Astros in 2017. He was traded to the Blue Jays in exchange for Aaron Sanchez and two others.

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The outfielder received his first World Championship title as a rookie for the Astros. Drafted by the Astros in the 2014 MLB draft, Fisher spent one season with the team before he was traded to the Jays.

Fisher had played 248 at-bats with the Astros in 112 games over three seasons. Later, he played two seasons with the Jays appearing in 56 games before being traded again to the Milwaukee Brewers in 2021.

Teoscar Hernández

Teoscar Hernández played his rookie season with the Astros before being traded to the Jays on 31 July 2017. He has obtained two Silver Slugger awards over his career.

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Hernandez made his Major League debut after being signed as an international free agent by the Astros in February 2011. His first MLB game was on 12 August 2016 against the Blue Jays.

After being dealt to the Jays, he was nominated to his first All-Star game in 2021 and even made it to the All-MLB Second team that year.

Colby Rasmus

Colby Rasmus played with the Astros for two seasons from 2015 to 2016 after becoming a free agent. He played with the Jays for four seasons before that.

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Rasmus is an outfielder who started his MLB career with the Cardinals on 7 April 2007. He was traded to the Jays on 27 July 2011 along with three others.

While he was with the Jays for a longer period, he only played 408 at-bats with the team while covering 801 at-bats with the Astros. After his tenure with the Jays and Astros, he played with the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles in the following years.

George Springer

George Springer started his professional baseball career in Houston after the Astros drafted him in the 2011 MLB draft.

After making his debut with the Blastros on 12 April 2014, he was with the team for 7 seasons till 2020. Springer had won his first World Series title in 2017 along with a World Series MVP award.

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He had also won two Silver Slugger awards while being nominated to four All-Star games while playing with the Astros. Springer had played 795 games and over 3,000 at-bats during his time in Houston.

The outfielder was later signed by the Toronto Blue Jays on 23 January 2021 and has been playing with them till now. Springer has played 355 games with the Jays with 1379 at-bats till 21 September 2023.

Jonathan Villar

Jonathan Villar is a Dominican professional second baseman and shortstop. He started his MLB career with the Astros on 22 July 2013.

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Villar played 198 games and 589 at-bats during his three-year tenure with the Astros before moving to the Brewers in 2016. The shortstop had made his way to the Blue Jays in 2020.

He had five seasons with the Brewers, Orioles, and Marlins before joining the Jays on 31 August 2020. The second baseman Villar has played 22 games with the Jays during the remainder of the season.

Matt Dominguez

Matt Dominguez is a former baseball third baseman who spent three seasons with the Astros from 2012 to 2014. He had played 340 games covering 1,216 at-bats with the team.

Later, he joined the Blue Jays in 2016 where he played only five games and 11 at-bats before being optioned back to their Triple-A team Buffalo Bisons.

Dominguez began his career with the Marlins on 6 September 2011 and retired early after just six years on 6 June 2016.

Steve Pearce 

Steve Pearce is a former baseball outfielder and first baseman from the 2017 World Series team Toronto Blue Jays. He also won the World Series MVP award that year.

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Before coming to the Jays, he had played one season with the Astros in 2012. However, his best achievement was obtained with the Jays throughout his career.

Pierce had only played 20 games with the Astros while landing 63 at-bats. On the other hand, he had spent 118 games with the Jays and covered 392 at-bats during his tenure

Joe Inglett

Joe Inglett had spent three seasons with the Blue Jays from 2017 to 2019. He had played 147 games while landing 438 at-bats over his term with the team.

The former baseball player was a Utility player covering positions for the second baseman and outfielder. Drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 2000 MLB draft, he made his Major League debut on 21 June 2006.

His last MLB appearance was with the Houston Astros when he was acquired by the team from the Jays on 27 March 2011. He played 20 games with the Astros while covering for 27 at-bats before being released on 12 May that year.

Jimmy Paredes

Jimmy Paredes had played three seasons with the Astros after making his MLB debut on 1 August 2011. He had played 118 games and 367 at-bats during his time in Houston.

After being removed from the 40-man roster by the Astros, Paredes played with the Royals and Orioles in the following two years. Later, he was acquired by the Blue Jays on 16 May 2016.

He only played seven games covering for 15 at-bats for the Jays before being traded to the Phillies in the same year.

Astros players who played for some other franchises are:

Players Who Played For Astros And Red Sox

Astros And Red Sox players are Billy Hatcher, Roger Clemens, and Danny Darwin. Clemens and Darwins have thrown at least 500 innings for both teams.

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On the other hand, J.D Martinez, Josh Reddick, and Hatcher are batters who played more than 100 games for both teams. There are numerous other players with records in the books of both the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox.

Here are some players who played for Astros and Red Sox;

  • Josh Reddick
  • Jed Lowrie
  • Marwin Gonzalez
  • J.D. Martinez
  • Roger Clemens
  • Billy Hatcher
  • Julio Lugo
  • Danny Darwin
  • Joe Sambito
  • Wade Miley
  • Dan Wheeler
  • Billy Wagner
  • Todd Jones
  • Hal Brown
  • Carl Everett

Players Who Played For Astros And Rangers

Astros and Rangers players include Lance Berkman, Mike Lamb, Pedro Astacio, and Scott Feldman. Danny Darwin, Ken Caminiti, and Rusty Staub also played for both.

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The following list contains the list of players who played for Astros and Rangers;

  1. Lance Berkman
  2. Nolan Ryan
  3. Mike Lamb
  4. Pedro Astacio
  5. Scott Feldman
  6. Danny Darwin
  7. Ken Kaminiti
  8. Rusty Staub
  9. Denny Walling
  10. Richard Hidalgo
  11. Cliff Johnson
  12. Mike Simms
  13. Doug Brocail
  14. Xavier Hernandez
  15. Jordan Lyles

Players Who Played For Astros And Nationals

Astros and Nationals players comprise of Tim Redding, Justin Maxwell, and Preston Wilson. Aaron Sanchez and Ivan Rodriguez are others who played on both teams.

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Here are the players who played for Astros and Nationals in MLB;

  1. Tim Redding
  2. Justin Maxwell
  3. Preston Wilson
  4. Aaron Sanchez
  5. Ivan Rodriguez 
  6. Rusty Staub
  7. John Bateman
  8. Geoff Blum
  9. Moises Alou
  10. Sean Berry
  11. Bill Gullickson
  12. Claude Raymond
  13. Doug Fister
  14. Casey Candaele
  15. Dan Schatzeder

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