Saturday, May 24, 2014

Happy Birthday - 5/24

No future Astros with birthdays today, but three former Astros celebrate the day ~

RHP Hector Ambriz (30)
Originally drafted by the Diamondbacks in the fifth round in 2006, Ambriz signed with Houston as a free agent in June 2012. In 61 appearances for the Astros, he had a 5.17 ERA and a 1.599 WHIP. He signed with the Padres as a free agent in March 2014.

RHP Henry Villar (27)
Signed as a non-drafted free agent out of the Dominican Republic in 2005, Villar spent seven seasons in the Astros minor league system from 2006 through 2012, compiling a 3.74 ERA and a 1.220 WHIP in 185 appearances (56 starts).  In 2010, he made eight appearances for the big club with a 4.50 ERA and a 1.333 WHIP.

2B Mike Richardt (56)
A first round draft pick by the Rangers in 1978, Richardt came to Houston in a trade in 1984. Richardt only had 15 plate appearances in 16 games for Houston in 1984 and hit .267/.267/.333.

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