I was poking around to see what might have happened on this date that was Astros-related. It was one year ago today that Tommy Manzella was claimed off waivers by the Diamondbacks. Tommy was a third round pick by the Astros in 2005.
He started the 2012 season with the Diamondbacks, but was released after only 15 games. He then played in 62 games for the Brewers organization before he was once again sent to the curb. He was just signed by the White Sox organization on July 31st and is currently playing for their AAA team.
What a year it's been for Tommy.