Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Astros Off-Season Transaction List for 2014-2015

Since there are generally dozens of transactions during the off season, I like to keep a running list to help me remember what all has transpired. I will be posting this on the sidebar on the front page and will do my best to keep it updated throughout the next few months.

Here is the Astros 40-man roster which currently stands at 41 as of 12/16/14 at 6:20 a.m. CST.

RHP Rogelio Armenteros (Cuban defector signed by Astros according to Baseball America)
C Hank Conger (Obtained in trade for RHP Nick Tropeano and C Carlos Perez)
1B Jared Cruz (PTBNL in the July 2014 Andrew Robinson trade with the Braves)
RHP Harlen Florencio (19-year old Dominican signed in early December)
C Luis Flores (Claimed by the Astros in the minor league phase of the Rule 5 draft)
RHP Luke Gregerson (signed as a free agent)
RHP Will Harris (claimed off waivers from the Diamondbacks)
SS Jed Lowrie (signed as a free agent)
RHP Pat Neshek (signed as a free agent)
RHP Dylan James (NDFA out of West Texas A&M)

C Hank Conger
RHP Michael Feliz (added in advance of the Rule 5 Draft)
RHP Luke Gregerson
RHP Will Harris
SS Jed Lowrie
RHP Pat Neshek
C Carlos Perez (added in advance of the Rule 5 Draft) - Traded to the Angels
IF Ronald Torreyes (added in advance of the Rule 5 Draft)
RHP Vince Velasquez (added in advance of the Rule 5 Draft)

RHP Jose Cisnero - Left via free agency
LHP Rudy Owens - Left via free agency
RHP Anthony Bass - Left via free agency

1B Japhet Amador (According to Baseball America, the Astros sold their rights to Amador back to Mexico City of the Mexican League)
IF Bobby Borchering - Released
RHP Jose Cisnero - Left via free agency
RHP Paul Clemens - Left via free agency
C Brett Clements - Released
RHP Jorge de Leon - Claimed off waivers by Oakland
Delino DeSheilds - Drafted by the Rangers in the Rule 5 Draft
IF Will Dupont - Released
IF Jean Estrella - Released
LHP Kevin Ferguson - Released
C Rene Garcia - Left via free agency
RHP Jandel Gustave - Drafted by the Red Sox in the Rule 5 Draft and flipped to Kansas City
1B Jesus Guzman - Left via free agency
RHP Matt Heidenreich - Released
1B/OF Marc Krauss - Claimed off waivers by the Angels
RHP David Martinez - Left via free agency
C Ryan McCurdy - Retired
1B Yonathan Mejia - Released
RHP Luis Ordosgoitti - Released
OF Ariel Ovando - Drafted by the Cubs in the minor league phase of the Rule 5 Draft; being converted to a pitcher
LHP Rudy Owens - Signed as Free Agent with Oakland
C Carlos Perez - Traded to the Angels
RHP Raul Rivera - Released
LHP David Rollins - Drafted by Seattle in the Rule 5 Draft
IF Juan Santana - Released
RHP Nick Tropeano - Traded to the Angels
LHP Patrick Urckfitz - Left via free agency
RHP Josh Zeid - Claimed off waivers

RHP Matt Albers
RHP Anthony Bass - Signed with the Rangers
RHP Jose Cisnero - Signed with the Reds
RHP Paul Clemens - Signed with the Phillies
RHP Jesse Crain
C Rene Garcia - Signed with the Phillies
RHP Murilo Gouvea
1B Jesus Guzman - Signed with the Hiroshima Carp
RHP David Martinez - Signed with the Rangers
LHP Rudy Owens - Signed with the A's
IF Carlos Perdomo
RHP Ross Seaton
LHP Patrick Urckfitz - Signed with the Marlins
RHP Jose Veras


  1. I'm sorry, but what does "outrighted" mean?

  2. It means that the player was removed from the 40-man roster and assigned to the minor leagues. Here's a good explanation I found on

    "When a player is outrighted, he's been sent from the Majors to the Minor Leagues and has cleared waivers, meaning no other team put in a claim for him. Most players have no choice but to accept being outrighted the first time it happens, unless they have more than five years of service in the Majors. Players outrighted to the Minors for a second time can opt to refuse and instead become a free agent."

  3. Isn't Tony Sipp also a free agent?

    1. According to the Chronicle story from when he first signed, he will be under team control through 2015.

  4. Shame to see that things didn't work out with Bobby Bo. He always interested me.

    Also sad to see Smiley Santana released. Great kid, with a genuinely bright personality.