Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Astros Transaction Update: 3/28

As we last checked in on the Astros transaction front, LHP Kevin Chapman was being claimed off waivers by the Braves. Let's see what has transpired since then.

3-26: C Tyler Heineman traded to the Brewers for a PTBNL or cash (8th round 2012, UCLA)
3-25: LHP C.J. Riefenhauser released (signed as a MiLB free agent in December 2016)
3-22: RHP Fabricio Reina - 17-year old (unknown country of origin)
3-21: C Max Stassi cleared waivers and was outrighted to AAA Fresno

We at WTHB sincerely wish official Friend of the Blog Tyler Heineman the best of luck as he continues his baseball journey with the Brewers. Tyler has always been the most gracious in offering up his time to talk and has never been anything less than candid, honest and humble. He is an artist, a magician and a very good ballplayer. He will be missed. Here's my favorite picture of Tyler from the years that I've known him.

Tyler Heineman - April 2014
Photo by Jayne Hansen

Dates unknown:
C Marlon Avea released (signed 2010 out of Nicaragua)
LHP Chris Cotton released (14th round 2013, LSU)
IF Connor Goedert released (15th round 2014, Neosho County CC, Kansas)
RHP Chris Murphy released (24th round 2015, Millersville U of Penn)
OF James Ramsay released (7th round 2014, University of S Florida)
RHP David Schmidt released (NDFA, 2015, Stanford)
RHP Angelo Serrano released (signed 2015 out of the Dominican Republic)
RHP Adam Whitt released (16th round 2015, U of Nevada-Reno)
IF Angel de Leon released (signed 2014 out of the Dominican Republic)
IF Eduardo Guzman released (signed 2016 out of Venezuela)
OF Edgar Lorenzo released (signed 2013 out of the Dominican Republic)
IF Cristopher Luciano released (signed 2014 out of the Dominican Republic)
C Jorge Martinez released (25th round 2015, Carlos Beltran Academy, PR)
OF Chaz Pal released (38th round 2016, U of S Carolina - Aiken)
OF Nestor Tejada released (signed 2013 out of Venezuela)

I had reported a few of these releases previously. The rest were reported by Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle last Friday. Best of luck to all of these players as they continue their journeys in baseball and in life.


  1. What about Marc Wik?

    1. I haven't seen anything on him. Was he released?