Monday, September 12, 2016

Astros Farm Report: 9-12

An abbreviated Farm Report today. Come back later today for Astros 2016 Rule 5 Draft info!

WISHING A HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO

9-12: IF Samir Caraballo (18)
9-15: RHP Forest Whitley (19)
9-16: RHP Ian Hardman (21)
9-16: RHP Cristofer Melendez (19)
9-17: RHP Brady Rodgers (26)
9-18: 1B Jon Singleton (25)

Forrest Whitley - August 2016
Photo by Jayne Hansen

ROSTER MOVES/TRANSACTIONS

There's still a little maneuvering as the JetHawks advanced to the South Division finals.

9-10: RHP Juan Santos assigned from Lancaster to Quad Cities
9-7: LHP Framber Valdez assigned from Lancaster to Quad Cities
9-7: LHP Matt Bower assigned from Quad Cities to Lancaster

Also, according to Baseball America, the Astros signed RHP Martires Arias who was released by the Padres on August 16th. Arias last pitched for High A Lake Elsinore in the California League.

RANDOM FORMER ASTROS UPDATE

After C Alfredo Gonzalez was traded to the White Sox in early July, he was assigned to that team's AA affiliate, the Birmingham Barons. In 39 games for the Barons, Gonzalez hit .296/.358/.341. He was promoted to the AAA Charlotte team for the last game of the season. Although the Venezuelan-born Gonzalez spent parts of eight seasons in the Astros system, he only turned 24 in mid-July.

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