Sullivan Elects Free Agency; Cash, Daigle To Minors

WEDNESDAY: Sullivan has elected free agency, while Cash and Daigle have accepted minor league assignments, according to Alyson Footer of the Astros (via Twitter).

SUNDAY: The Astros have designated Kevin Cash, Casey Daigle, and Cory Sullivan for assignment, according to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com.  The moves were made in order to recall catcher Jason Castro, outfielder Jason Bourgeois, and third baseman Chris Johnson from Triple-A Round Rock. 

Cash has caught 18 games for Houston this season, posting a slash line of .216/.286/.353 with two homers.  The 32-year-old also pitched an inning in relief for the club in a blowout against the Reds in May.

Daigle pitched six innings across eight games for the Astros with an ERA of 7.50 with 4.5 K/9 and 3.0 BB/9.  This season marked Daigle's first cameo in the big leagues since 2006.

Sullivan, 30, has struggled at the plate thus far in 2010.  In 70 plate appearances, the outfielder has hit .190/.261/.238.

According to a team press release, the moves will take effect on Tuesday.  Castro and Johnson will move into the starting lineup, according to Alyson Footer of the Astros (via Twitter).


3 Responses to Sullivan Elects Free Agency; Cash, Daigle To Minors Leave a Reply

  1. Ed Wade said that the three will be ready to go for Tomorrow’s game, and Brad Mills implied during his press conference that Castro will be the starting catcher.

  2. dejota 5 years ago

    Watch my Astros ruin the best prospect we’ve had in awhile. Man I hope I’m wrong. Hat tip to Roy O for making the Astros demote Towles without ever giving him consistent playing time which has ultimately led to a horrible horrible decision by the Astros front office. Why do things like this still surprise me as an Astros fan? I sincerely hope I’m wrong.

    That said the Bourgeois and CJ call ups are well over-do. Here’s hoping they don’t treat CJ like Towles and never really give him consistent playing time. Can we end the Feliz experiment yet?

  3. Bourgeois is a good player, he did very well last year for the Brewers in his 1st season as an outfielder. Really wish the Crew wouldnt have let him go but now maybe he’ll get the playing time he deserves.

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