Two former Astros with birthdays today
SS Hector Torres (66)
The native of Mexico played for Houston from 1968 to 1970 and again in 1973. He was a starter in 1968, but then was relegated to bench duties in his latter three seasons with the Astros. He had a .206 BA and a .244 OBP in 666 AB's. In October of 1970, he was traded to the Cubs for Roger Metzger.
RHP Chad Harville (35)
Originally obtained in a trade with Oakland in 2004 (for Kirk Saarloos), Harville spent parts of the 2004 and 2005 seasons with Houston. In 93 regular season appearances, he was 3-4 with a 4.63 ERA and a 1.533 WHIP. In 4 post-season appearances (in the NLDS and NLCS in 2004), he had an ERA of 9.00 and a WHIP of 2.000. He played his final game with Tampa Bay August 12, 2006.