Hoes is good friends with Singleton, so when Hoes was called back up to the Major Leagues on Wednesday in place of Robbie Grossman, who was optioned down to Triple-A Oklahoma City, he got a chance to call out Singleton for the number swap.
"Oh yeah," Hoes said. "This guy over here took my number."
"That was a miscommunication," Singleton said. "No one told me."
Hoes wanted to be clear that he's not upset with Singleton for wearing the number. Besides, he has a new one now, as Hoes will wear No. 0, and he was told he'd be the first Astros player to ever wear zero.
"No hard feelings," Hoes said. "That's my buddy. It's fine, we've been joking around."
Brian McTaggart is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter. Mike Vernon is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.