For those of you who like your Jews with a dash of Jesus, Messianic Jew David Newhan has a standing invite to come back to to spring training and battle for a reserve infield spot.
Newhan, the son of sportswriting legend Ross Newhan, was a delight to deal with when I had the chance during his tenure with the Mets. And unlike his time in New York, Newhan even hit a little with the Astros, posting a reasonable line of .260/.297/.404.
His whole career has been an unlikely one. And I'd imagine some will say he doesn't belong in my book. But he was Bar Mitzvahed, and considers himself Jewish. I will leave it to others to say who is and isn't a Member of the Tribe. (The Indians, incidentally, are one of the few teams he hasn't played for.)