Padres return pitcher Jandel Gustave to the Astros


The Padres have returned pitcher Jandel Gustave to the Astros, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports. Gustave was selected by the Red Sox in the Rule 5 draft in December, was sold to the Royals shortly thereafter, then placed on waivers in late March and claimed by the Padres.

Gustave, 22, has a power fastball that can reach the high 90’s and even 100 MPH at times. However, he has always struggled with control, having walked 146 of 956 career batters faced (15.3%) at the minor league level. Drellich notes that Gustave will report to Double-A Corpus Christi to begin the season.