LHP Sergio Escalona (28)
Escalona came from the Phillies in a January 2011 trade for 2B Albert Cartwright. The Venezuelan native made his mark for Houston in 2011, pitching in 49 games with a 2.93 ERA and a 1.265 WHIP. He is out for the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery earlier this year.
One former Astro with a birthday today ~
1B Sid Bream (52)
A second round draft pick by the Dodgers in 1981, Bream signed with Houston as a free agent in January of 1994 and played in 46 games for Houston that year. Bream hit .344/.429/.426 in 70 plate appearances, .406 as a pinch hitter. His final game was July 27, 1994. He definitely went out on a high note.