OF Robbie Grossman (23)
Originally drafted by the Pirates in the sixth round in 2008, Grossman came to the Astros in the July 2012 trade for Wandy Rodriguez. Grossman split his time between the Pirates AA affiliate and the Corpus Christi AA team with very comparable results. He ended the season hitting .266/.376/.410 with 28 doubles, six triples and ten home runs combined between the two teams.
Two former Astros with birthdays today ~
SS Hector Torres (67)
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 (36)
Originally drafted by Oakland in the second round in 1997, Harville came to Houston in an April 2004 trade with the A's for Kirk Saarloos. Harville spent parts of the 2004 and 2005 seasons with Houston and 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 major league game with Tampa Bay August 12, 2006.