The Houston Astros optioned former University of Kentucky star AJ Reed to the minor leagues on Monday.
Reed batted .311 with three home runs and nine RBI and nine runs scored in 45 at-bats during spring training.
Reed hasn’t played above the Double-A level since being drafted out of UK in 2014. Last year, he led all of minor league baseball in home runs (34) and RBI (127) while batting .340 during stops at High-A Lancaster and Double-A Corpus Christi.
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