Astros Claim Anderson Hernandez, Nelson Figueroa

The Astros claimed infielder Anderson Hernandez off waivers from the Indians and pitcher Nelson Figueroa off waivers from the Phillies, tweets Alyson Footer.  She adds that pitchers Polin Trinidad and Gary Majewski were designated for assignment.

Hernandez was designated for assignment by the Indians three days ago, the second time they'd done so this year.  He's struggled mightily with the bat in the Majors and minors.  Figueroa cleared waivers and accepted a Triple A assignment in June, so I'm not sure what happened there.  The 36-year-old was excellent in the minors and decent in the bigs.

Trinidad, a 25-year-old southpaw, has a 4.55 ERA, 5.5 K/9, 2.5 BB/9, and 12 home runs allowed in 97 Triple A innings this year.  Heading into the season Baseball America ranked him 26th among Astros prospects, saying he "profiles as a No. 5 starter or long reliever."  Majewski, 30, spent most of the season at Triple A where he posted a 4.04 ERA, 5.3 K/9, and 2.8 BB/9 in 35.6 relief innings.


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21 Comments on "Astros Claim Anderson Hernandez, Nelson Figueroa"


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UtleyPhan
4 years 11 months ago

Ed must still be trying to get value from the Schilling trade.

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UtleyPhan
4 years 11 months ago

Travis Lee and Omar Daal are unemployed, he should give them a call and have a reunion.

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4 years 11 months ago

These moves could indicate that the Astros are indeed moving Keppinger and a pitcher. This is exciting…

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Catztradamus
4 years 11 months ago

Likely claimed Figgy as part of a deal with Philly. If something wasn’t going down, I would think Philly would have reclaimed him, and called him instead of Carpenter yesterday…

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Abraham Zapruder
4 years 11 months ago

Figueroa is better than Carpenter and Baez. This was a mistake.