Bixler looks to make most of time with Astros

Bixler looks to make most of time with Astros

CINCINNATI -- Astros infielder Brian Bixler's most recent stint with the Astros could be brief. But the 29-year old plans to make the most of it.

"It has the potential to be a short stint," Bixler said. "I'll take it for whatever it is, and do the best I can while I'm here."

Bixler was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday when Marwin Gonzalez was placed on the paternity list, which per Major League policy is a maximum of three days.

Astros manager Brad Mills likes that Bixler can play a multitude of positions, and how he dealt with being sent to Triple-A after making the team out of Spring Training.

"He can do it all," Mills said. "It's nice to see him get rewarded, for going down there with a great attitude. He's a great kid."

In 12 games at Oklahoma City, Bixler hit .423 with two home runs and four RBIs. He had three doubles, a triple, and a .483 on-base percentage.

"No matter how you look at it, it's worth it to be back here," Bixler said. "If only for a couple days. All you can control is how you prepare and getting ready to play".