Astros Claim Mark Hamburger Off Waivers

Astros GM Jeff Luhnow announced that the Astros have claimed right-hander Mark Hamburger off waivers from the Padres, according to Brian McTaggart of (via Twitter).  San Diego designated the 25-year-old for assignment on Thursday.

Hamburger was designated for assignment twice inside of 30 days with the Rangers also DFA'ing him in June.  The right-hander owns a career 3.99 ERA and 8.1 K/9 rate in 198 minor league games.

15 Responses to Astros Claim Mark Hamburger Off Waivers Leave a Reply

  1. tomymogo 3 years ago

    He was found in McDonalds

  2. BustaPozee 3 years ago

    2012 World series, here we come!!

  3. More interesting news………. Royals sign John Taco.

  4. NYBravosFan10 3 years ago

    Did they get fries with him?

  5. HHHDMS 3 years ago

    Great name ! I say that with a *Grimmace* :)

  6. baseball52 3 years ago

    Astros acquire Hamburger from Padres off Waivers would have been a misleading title.

  7. Corey 3 years ago

    That’s ironic as I just claimed Hamburger off my grill.

  8. 1980CHAMPS 3 years ago

    Hamburger, Josh Judy, Schlitter. Quite the year for claims and funny names.

  9. Otis26 3 years ago

    What a steal for Houston!
    Those Hamburgerlers!

  10. Soxfan1120 3 years ago

    I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for Hamburger today

  11. drjayphd 3 years ago

    Legally, they can’t refer to his stuff as “filthy” without violating at least 14 health codes.

    Thank you, folks, you’re far too kind. I’ll be here all night. Or at least until Starbucks closes.

  12. Karkat 3 years ago

    This is the third time this season this guy has been moved the Hamburger jokes are official old now, everyone 😛

  13. formerdraftpick 3 years ago

    I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a Hamburger today.

  14. Son and prodigy of Neil Hamburger. Seriously, these comments are hilarious.

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