RHP Victor Mesa (19)
A non-drafted free agent from the Dominican Republic, Mesa played his second season with the DSL Astros in 2012. In 18 appearances, he had a 4.33 ERA and a 1.557 WHIP in 35 and a third innings. In his final six appearances in August, he had a 2.57 ERA and a 1.286 WHIP.
Former Astros with birthdays today
RHP Jeff Fulchino (33)
An eighth round pick by the Marlins in 2002, Fulchino came to Houston from Kansas City as a waiver claim in December 2008. In 147 games for the Astros from 2009 to 2011, he was 9-9 with a 4.38 ERA and a 1.380 WHIP. Fulchino signed as a free agent with the Nationals in December 2011, but did not pitch in 2012.
RHP Mike Mendoza (57)
A fifth round pick by the Astros in 1973, Mendoza got his cup of coffee in 1979 and it was a perfect brew - one perfect inning pitched in one game.