Astros Claim Cesar Carrillo

The Astros claimed Cesar Carrillo from the Padres, according to Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle. The Astros confirmed the move via press release and announced that Carrillo will not be joining the big league team. 

This marks the second time this month that the Padres have lost the pitcher to a waiver claim after designating him for assignment. The Phillies claimed Carrillo on September 9th, but the Padres re-claimed him only to designate him for assignment a second time.

This time the Astros pounced on the 2005 first rounder. In 27 Triple A starts this year (all in the Padres organization), Carrillo had a 5.60 ERA with 5.7 K/9 and 3.4 BB/9. The 26-year-old debuted on last year’s Padres team but has not returned to the majors in 2010.

The Astros designated Edwin Maysonet for assignment to make room for Carrillo. Maysonet, a 28-year-old middle infielder, has not appeared in the major leagues this year and he has a .637 OPS in the minors.


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10 Comments on "Astros Claim Cesar Carrillo"


Dave_Gershman
4 years 10 months ago

Leave him alone!!!! Let him get aquainted with a new city before claiming him again sheesh!

start_wearing_purple
4 years 10 months ago

DFAed by Sunday?

Dave_Gershman
4 years 10 months ago

I’ll say Saturday with the chance of getting DFA’d 3 days later. This is one crazy story for Cesar to tell his grand kids, but they would probably not even believe him and they’d break out laughing!

start_wearing_purple
4 years 10 months ago

Poor guy… doesn’t know what city he’ll be living in tomorrow.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 10 months ago

Forgot his own name as well. Poor fella.

4 years 10 months ago

What’s the big attraction? Former 1st round pick, but has put up bad numbers in the minors for the last couple years and he’s 26 y.o.

oremlk
4 years 10 months ago

He has pretty good stuff. Scouting-oriented teams like guys who can throw hard and don’t pay as much attention to the stats.

4 years 10 months ago

Ed Wade loves stockpiling cheap arms. Can’t hurt; pitching is always in demand.

Hank Hill
4 years 10 months ago

I bet the Phillies put a claim but obviously werent awarded

Backup_Slider
4 years 10 months ago

Seriously, where does Carrillo rank in the 2010 chase for player with the most in-season MLBTR headlines? 4th? He’s been in more MLBTR headlines than MLB games for crying out loud.