Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Roster Moves in Advance of the Rule 5 Draft

The Astros protected the following players in advance of the Rule 5 draft. The 40-man roster now stands at 36.

RHP Jose Cisnero
RHP Jarred Cosart
OF Robbie Grossman
RHP Chia-Jen Lo
LHP Brett Oberholtzer
RHP Ross Seaton
SS Jonathan Villar

In conjunction with these moves, RHP Mickey Storey was claimed off waivers by the Yankees and IF Scott Moore was outrighted to Oklahoma City.

A few of the players who were not protected (from the full list published by Brian McTaggart this morning):

IF Erik Castro
RHP Chuckie Fick
OF Jake Goebbert
LF Marc Krauss
2B Jose Martinez
LHP Wes Musick
RHP David Martinez
SS Ben Orloff
RHP Carlos Quevedo
RHP Jason Stoffel
RHP Kyle Weiland
RHP Josh Zeid

I also thought that C Carlos Perez was subject to the Rule 5 draft, but he wasn't McTaggart's list. I will try to confirm. The only real surprise for me is that Jason Stoffel was not protected.


  1. Stoffel and Krauss are surprises for me!


  2. I think 2B Jose Martinez is gone. He's a favorite of mine and put up very solid numbers in his first year back in baseball. He should only get better as he continues to knock off the rust. It'll be a great (but sad) story if and when he makes the ML.