Report: Astros interested in Michael Brantley
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The Houston Astros are looking for a left-handed bat and are showing interest in free-agent outfielder Michael Brantley, sources told Jon Morosi of MLB Network.

Houston is somewhat hesitant to block top prospect Kyle Tucker for the long term, Morosi adds, which could prevent a possible deal from happening.

The Astros were reportedly in discussions with second-tier free-agent outfielders in November, so their interest in Brantley isn't surprising.

Brantley, 31, appeared in his third career All-Star Game and played in 143 games last season - his most since 2014.

He wound up hitting .309/.364/.468 with 36 doubles and 76 RBIs, while also mashing right-handers to the tune of an .889 OPS.

Houston's starting lineup projects to have just two left-handed hitters next season in Josh Reddick and Tony Kemp.

Over the course of his 10-year career, Brantley owns a .295/.351/.430 slash line. He finished third in American League MVP voting in 2014.

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