Cesar Carrillo Clears Waivers

Cesar Carrillo's journey will continue in Oklahoma City, as he's been outrighted and cleared waivers according to a tweet from MLB.com's Brian McTaggart.  Carrillo was claimed off waivers by the Astros from the Padres to conclude a tumultuous September for the right-hander.  A January trespassing arrest probably did not help Carrillo's stock.

Carrillo, 27 next month, was drafted by the Padres with the 18th overall pick in 2005 but needed Tommy John surgery soon after.  In various stints in the high minors in recent years, Carrillo's strikeout rate has been poor and he's been very hittable.  He last cracked a Baseball America Prospect Handbook before the '09 season, when the publication said "his stuff is still recovering" from the June '07 surgery.


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