Wednesday, November 9, 2016

2016-2017 Astros Off-Season Transactions

I'm starting up the ongoing Astros off-season transaction list to keep track of the comings and goings at both the major and minor league levels. I'll keep the post updated throughout the winter with a link on the sidebar of the blog.

40-MAN ROSTER MOVES (Currently stands at 38 as of 6:00 PM March 21)

3-21: C Max Stassi cleared waivers and outrighted to AAA Fresno
3-18: C Max Stassi placed on waivers
3-13: LHP Kevin Chapman claimed off waivers by Braves
3-12: LHP Kevin Chapman reportedly placed on waivers
12-5: LHP Ashur Tolliver claimed off waivers from Angels
12-5: OF Carlos Beltrán signed as a free agent
11-23: OF Josh Reddick signed as a free agent
11-23: IF Nolan Fontana claimed off waivers by Angels
11-22: 1B Jon Singleton cleared waivers and outrighted to AAA Fresno
11-17: C Brian McCann acquired in trade from Yankees
11-16: RHP Charlie Morton signed as a free agent
11-5: LHP Reymin Guduan added to the 40-man roster
11-4: RHP Pat Neshek traded to Phillies for a PTBNL
11-3: C Jason Castro elected free agency
11-3: RHP Doug Fister elected free agency
11-3: OF Colby Rasmus elected free agency
11-3: 3B Luis Valbuena elected free agency
11-3: OF Norichika Aoki claimed off waivers from the Mariners

NEW TO THE SYSTEM

OF Norichika Aoki - Waiver Claim from Mariners
C Jose Mario Barajas - 18-year-old from Mexico signed on January 10
OF Carlos Beltrán - Free Agent signing
IF Reid Brignac - Minor league free agent signing (invited to Spring Training)
C Juan Centeno - Minor league free agent signing (invited to Spring Training)
C Freddy Chirino - 17-year-old from Venezuela signed on December 5
RHP Luis de Paula - 20-year old from the Dominican Republic signed November 4th
RHP Dayan Diaz - Minor league free agent signing (invited to Spring Training)
RHP Fredis Guerrero - 20-year-old from the Dominican Republic signed on December 7
LHP Denilson Lugo - 19-year-old signed February 13
C Brian McCann - Acquired from Yankees for RHP Jorge Guzman and RHP Albert Abreu
RHP Charlie Morton - Free Agent signing
RHP Jared Mortensen - Rule 5 draft pick from Rays (Minor league phase)
C Eduardo de Oleo - Rule 5 draft pick from D-Backs (Minor league phase)
RHP Wender Oberto - 17-year-old from Venezuela signed on November 17
LHP Cionel Perez - Cuban pitcher signed to a minor league contract
LHP Antonio Pujols - 18-year-old from the Dominican Republic signed on September 26
RHP Carlos Quintero - 17-year-old from Venezuela signed on December 20
OF Josh Reddick - Free Agent signing
LHP C.J. Riefenhauser - Minor league free agent signing (invited to Spring Training)
RHP Jose Rivera - 19-year old from the Dominican Republic signed on October 19th
LHP Ashur Tolliver - Waiver claim from Angels
RHP Renny Ugarte - 19-year-old from Venezuela signed on September 2
3B Oliver Van Der Wijst - 19-year-old from the Dominican Republic signed on March 8
LHP Nathanael Ventura - 21-year-old signed February 13

NO LONGER IN THE SYSTEM (Includes Free Agents who may be re-signed)

RHP Albert Abreu - Traded to Yankees for Brian McCann
RHP Agapito Barrios - Released
3B Kolbey Carpenter - Released
C Jason Castro - MLB Free Agent - Signed with the Twins
LHP Kevin Chapman - Claimed off waivers by Braves
LHP Eury de la Rosa - MiLB Free Agent
RHP Doug Fister - MLB Free Agent
IF Nolan Fontana - Claimed off waivers by Angels
RHP Manuel Gonzalez - Released
LHP Evan Grills - MiLB Free Agent - Signed with the Rockies
RHP Jorge Guzman - Traded to Yankees for Brian McCann
RHP Mike Hauschild - Selected by Rangers in major league phase of Rule 5 draft
OF Leo Heras - Released
OF Edgar Lorenzo - Released
1B Cristopher Luciano - Released
C Jorge Martinez - Released
2B Chan Moon - MiLB Free Agent
RHP Makay Nelson - Released (had been placed on restricted list a week earlier)
RHP Pat Neshek - Traded to Phillies for PTBNL
LHP Austin Nicely - Released
OF Chaz Pal - Released
C Roberto Pena - MiLB Free Agent - Signed with the White Sox
LHP Bryan Radziewski - Released
OF Colby Rasmus - MLB Free Agent - Signed with the Rays
3B Luis Valbuena - MLB Free Agent - Reportedly signing with the Angels
RHP Cesar Valdez - MiLB Free Agent - Signed with the Athletics
IF Danny Worth - MiLB Free Agent - Signed with the SK Wyverns (South Korea)

OTHER MOVES

12-22: RHP Brendan McCurry suspended 50 games for testing positive for methamphetamine
1-13: RHP Makay Nelson suspended 50 games for testing positive for an amphetamine - released

3 comments:

  1. Danny Worth signed with SK Wyverns (Korea), which will be managed by Trey Hillman.

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  2. Evan Grills was good and promising....why did the astros let him go and keep garbage players like Hermelyn.... I don't understand....

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  3. Roberto Pena has signed with the White Sox... Best Wishes Roberto!

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