Astros Designate Juan Abreu For Assignment

The Astros have designated pitcher Juan Abreu for assignment, according to Brian McTaggart of (via Twitter).  The right-hander appeared in seven games for the Astros last season but never saw time on the big league roster in 2012.

Abreu, 27, had a 7.09 ERA with 10.6 K/9 and 6.7 BB/9 in 38 appearances for Triple-A Oklahoma City this season.  His Triple-A numbers last season were significantly sharper as he posted a 2.18 ERA with 12.0 K/9 and 5.3 BB/9 in 48 games for the Astros' and Braves' affiliates.

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