Amador could report to Astros' camp by Friday

Amador could report to Astros' camp by Friday

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Japhet Amador, the burly slugger who didn't report to Spring Training last week because his pregnant wife was ill, could be working out with the team by the end of the week.

Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Tuesday the team is attempting to have Amador in camp by Friday.

"We're talking right now," agent Oscar Suarez said. "We're just trying to figure it out."

Amador was signed last year after he hit 36 home runs for Diablos Rojos del Mexico. He led his team in homers and RBIs, with 121. In 104 games and 449 plate appearances, Amador struck out only 59 times. He played for the Astros in the Arizona Fall League.

A non-roster invitee, Amador was expected to compete for time at first base with Brett Wallace, Jesus Guzman, Jonathan Singleton and Marc Krauss.

Brian McTaggart is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.