The Hooks will see the return of a former team MVP to start the 2017 season in the form of Jon Singleton.

The Astros announced Monday that Singleton will start the year in Corpus Christi after batting just .202 in a full season at Triple-A Fresno in 2016. 

The first baseman made waves in 2014 when he signed a five year, $10 million contract before ever taking part in a major league game, a move that at the time upset some veterans for seemingly undercutting his value.

Singleton spent parts of two seasons with the Astros from 2014-'15, batting .171 in 114 games.

The Hooks begin their season with six games on the road starting Thursday at Arkansas, before returning to Whataburger Field for the home opener on Thursday, April 13th.