WISHING A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO
6-12: IF Nicolas Miranda (20)
6-13: LHP Evan Grills (24)
6-13: RHP Leovanny Rodriguez (20)
6-16: LHP Matt Bower (22)
6-17: LHP Yhoan Acosta (21)
Since I've been traveling, I haven't checked the roster transactions in a few days. Here are a few that you (and I) may have missed and a couple that were posted a few days after the fact.
6-11: OF Hector Roa assigned to Quad Cities from extended Spring Training
6-11: OF Kyle Tucker placed on the Quad Cities 7-day DL retroactive to 6-10
6-10: C Trent Woodward transferred from Corpus Christi to Lancaster
6-10: C Jamie Ritchie placed on the Lancaster 7-day DL retroactive to 6-8
6-9: C Gabriel Bracamonte (officially) activated on the Lancaster roster
6-8: LHP Austin Nicely assigned to Quad Cities from extended Spring Training
6-8: RHP Luidin Toribio assigned from the DSL Astros to the GCL Astros
6-8: RHP Yonatan Quintin assigned from the DSL Astros to the GCL Astros
6-7: LHP Zac Person placed on the Quad Cities 7-day DL retroactive to 6-3
6-7: RHP Kyle Smith activated from the Corpus Christi DL
6-3: OF Nestor Tejada assigned from the GCL Astros to the DSL Astros
6-3: RHP Angel Heredia placed on the Corpus Christi 7-day DL
6-1: LHP Alex Winkelman placed on the Lancaster 7-day DL
FORMER ASTROS FARMHAND UPDATE
News came out this week that a couple of former Astros who were playing in Independent ball found new homes back in affiliated baseball. RHP Josh Zeid signed with the Mets and is currently assigned to the AA Binghamton Mets. And RHP Travis Ballew's contract was purchased by the Marlins.
CHECKING IN WITH BRADY RODGERS
This was the final interview I conducted in my recent trip to the left coast. Admittedly, I was tired and not at my best. I even forgot to ask Brady one of the questions that was actually on my written list. I was going to ask him about his scheduled start later today as he faces off against Tim Lincecum! How did I forget that? Anyway, there will be more interviews to come from the trip, and I'll certainly be checking in on Brady Rodgers as he faces off against The Freak and wishing him the best.