Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Astros 2015-2016 Off-Season Transaction Master List

Here are the Astros 2015-2016 off-season transactions through 4:00 p.m. on April 3rd. March 27th. The Astros 40-man roster currently stands at 40. This will be the final update of the off-season.

ADDED TO THE 40-MAN ROSTER
OF Andrew Aplin - Added to the 40-man prior to the Rule 5 Draft
RHP Doug Fister - FA signing
IF Nolan Fontana - Added to the 40-man prior to the Rule 5 Draft
RHP Ken Giles - Trade with the Phillies
C Alfredo Gonzalez - Added to the 40-man prior to the Rule 5 Draft
RHP Jandel Gustave - Added to the 40-man prior to the Rule 5 Draft
C Erik Kratz - Trade with the Padres
RHP Juan Minaya - Added to the 40-man prior to the Rule 5 Draft
RHP Joe Musgrove - Added to the 40-man prior to the Rule 5 Draft
RHP David Paulino - Added to the 40-man prior to the Rule 5 Draft
OF Colby Rasmus - FA signing
RHP Danny Reynolds - Claimed off waivers from the Dodgers and added to the 40-man
LHP Tony Sipp - FA signing
1B/3B Tyler White - Added to the 40-man roster out of ST

NEW TO THE ASTROS SYSTEM
RHP Octavio Acosta - Drafted in the AAA phase of the Rule 5 draft (MiLB) - Loaned to the Mexican League
2B Alfredo Angarita - International FA signing (MiLB)
SS Jonathan Arauz - Trade with the Phillies (MiLB)
P Jesus Bernaez - 18-year old Venezuelan (MiLB)
SS Samir Caraballo - 17-year old Colombian (MiLB)
LHP Edwar Cabrera - MiLB contract with ST invite
P Juan Corniel - International FA signing (MiLB)
LHP Neal Cotts - Signed to a minor league deal - released 3/25
RHP Doug Fister - FA signing
RHP Ken Giles - Trade with the Phillies (MLB)
SS Eduardo Guzman - 21-year old Venezuelan (MiLB)
P Juan Infante - 19-year old Venezuelan (MiLB)
RHP Brendan McCurry - Trade acquisition (MiLB)
P Kilvio Peralta - 19-year old Dominican (MiLB)
LHP Carlos Perdomo - International FA signing (MiLB)
OF Eury Perez - FA signing (MiLB)
OF Ramiro Ramirez - International FA signing (MiLB)
RHP Danny Reynolds - Waiver claim (Dodgers)
LHP Wandy Rodriguez - Signed to MiLB contract with invite to ST - didn't make club out of ST
RHP Carlos Sierra - International FA signing (MiLB)
RHP Cy Sneed - Trade acquisition (MiLB)
RHP Cesar Valdez - FA signing (MiLB)
2B Danny Worth - MiLB contract with ST invite

MAJOR LEAGUE FREE AGENTS
1B Chris Carter - Non-tendered - Signed with the Brewers
LHP Scott Kazmir  - Signed with the Dodgers
LHP Oliver Perez - Signed with the Nationals
RHP Chad Qualls - Signed with the Rockies
OF Colby Rasmus - Qualifying offer made; re-signed with Astros
LHP Tony Sipp - Re-signed with Astros
LHP Joe Thatcher - Signed an MiLB deal with Cleveland

MINOR LEAGUE FREE AGENTS
RHP Ruben "R.J." Alaniz - Signed a minor league deal with the Tigers
RHP Samuel Deduno - Signed with the Orioles
SS Jio Mier - Signed with the Blue Jays
OF Alex Presley - Signed with the Brewers

OUTRIGHTED TO FRESNO
RHP Samuel Deduno - Elected free agency

DESIGNATED FOR ASSIGNMENT
OF L.J. Hoes - Traded to Baltimore

NO LONGER IN THE ASTROS SYSTEM
(All free agents unless re-signed plus the following players)
RHP Mark Appel - Traded with 4 others to the Phillies for RHP Ken Giles and SS Jonathan Arauz
RHP Harold Arauz - Traded with 4 others to the Phillies for RHP Ken Giles and SS Jonathan Arauz
RHP Travis Ballew - Released 3/31
OF Ryan Bottger - Released 3/28
RHP Tyler Brunnemann - Released 3/28
RHP Jake Buchanan - Released 3/31
RHP Austin Chrismon - Released 3/28
C Hank Conger - Traded to Tampa Bay for cash
LHP Neal Cotts - Released 3/25
1B Jared Cruz - Released
LHP Luis Cruz - Released (Signed to MiLB deal with Chicago Cubs)
LHP Zach Davis - Released 1-16
RHP Samil de los Santos - Released 3/21
RHP Thomas Eshelman - Traded with 4 others to the Phillies for RHP Ken Giles and SS Jonathan Arauz
OF Robbie Grossman - Released (Signed to MiLB deal with Cleveland)
RHP Zac Grotz - Released 4/2
OF L.J. Hoes - Traded to Baltimore for cash
C Brian Holberton - Released 3/28
SS Jed Lowrie - Traded to Oakland for RHP Brendan McCurry (MiLB)
RHP Lachlan Madden - Released 1-16
RHP Michel Martinez - Released 4/2
OF Sean McMullen - Released 3/28
LHP Jordan Mills - Released 3/28
RHP Jose Montero - Released 3/28
LHP Steve Naemark - Released 3-28
LHP Brett Oberholtzer - Traded with 4 others to the Phillies for RHP Ken Giles and SS Jonathan Arauz
RHP Adonis Peña - Released
RHP Jorge Perez - Released 1-16
RHP Joselo Pinales - Released 1-16
RHP Jose Rosario - Deceased
LHP Starlyng Sanchez - Released 1-16
IF Joe Sclafani - Released 3/31
RHP Troy Scribner - Traded to Angels for cash considerations
LHP Alejandro Solarte - Released 1-16
RHP Dan Straily - Traded to San Diego for C Erik Kratz 3/28
RHP Vince Velasquez - Traded with 4 others to the Phillies for RHP Ken Giles and SS Jonathan Arauz
SS Jonathan Villar - Traded to the Brewers for RHP Cy Sneed (MiLB)
LHP Edwin Villarroel - Released
RHP Kyle Westwood - Released 3/28

7 comments:

  1. Would Joe Thatcher (majors) and Alex Presley (AAA) count on the free agent list?

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  2. Yeah, I don't know how I left off Joe Thatcher. Alex Presley wasn't on the Astros transaction list so I totally forgot about him. Thanks for the reminder!

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  3. Free Agent SS, Jio Mier signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays with a MLB Spring Training invite.

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    1. Thanks for the heads up! I updated the list.

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  4. Luis Cruz is with the Chicago Cubs now

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  5. Joe Thatcher signed with the Indians on a minor league deal.

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  6. Josh Zeid signed with the New York Mets. Was assigned to Binghamton Mets.

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