1B Jhonny Medrano (24)
First signed by the Astros as an NDFA out of Venezuela in 2005, he started his career in the VSL that year. Jhonny was unable to duplicate his 2010 success at Greeneville (.295/.342/.514/.857) in his 2011 season at Lexington (.203/.255/.335/.590). He was showing improvement, though, with a red-hot start at the plate in August before going on the DL August 11th where he remained for the rest of the season.
One former Astro with a birthday today:
UT Pat Listach (44)
Pat spent 5 seasons with Milwaukee, where he won Rookie of the Year in 1992, before signing with the Astros as a free agent in 1997. He played 52 games with the Astros that season, putting up a .182 BA and .247 OBP, before being released July 1, 1997. He did not play another major league game.