Outrighted To Triple-A: Astros, Morgan, Veras, Braves

The latest outright assignments…

  • The Astros announced that Fernando Abad, Sergio Escalona, Edgar Gonzalez, Jose Valdez, Kyle Weiland and the recently-DFA'ed Matt Downs have been outrighted to Triple-A.  All will become free agents except Weiland, who has been placed on the Triple-A roster.
  • The Brewers have outrighted Nyjer Morgan to Triple-A, the team announced.  Morgan was a key part of the Brewers' NL Central-winning team in 2011 but struggled last season, hitting .239/.302/.308 and getting less playing time in the Milwaukee outfield.  MLBTR's Tim Dierkes recently projected Morgan as a non-tender candidate.
  • The Brewers also confirmed that Jose Veras has elected to become a free agent after being outrighted off the 40-man roster yesterday.
  • The Braves outrighted right-hander Erik Cordier to Triple-A, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports (Twitter link). The 26-year-old pitched at three levels this past season, posting a 5.85 ERA with 7.5 K/9 in 32 1/3 total innings. He walked 32 of the 155 batters he faced, however. The Braves announced that they also outrighted catcher J.C. Boscan and left-hander Robert Fish off of the 40-man roster. Boscan elected free agency, according to the team.

9 Responses to Outrighted To Triple-A: Astros, Morgan, Veras, Braves Leave a Reply

  1. sourbob 3 years ago

    Veras to the Cubs maybe? He’s 32, not impressive, but has had some success, and if he’s been outrighted off the 40 man, there’s not a lot of demand for him. Sounds like the kind of guy they’ll be going after on short term deals.

    • DerekJeterDan 3 years ago

      Veras will definitely get a look after the season he put up in Milwaukee. He’s not overly impressive but he can be solid in certain situations. Since going to the National League, his ERA has improved. Someone will grab him.

    • Floyd7070 3 years ago

      I was thinking the same thing. I think he could fill in nicely for the Cubs, and for not a lot of money. He could possibly be flipped at the deadline if he has a good first half.

  2. HalfSt 3 years ago

    Time to change the alter ego’s name to T-Flush.

  3. homeBREW13 3 years ago

    Is outrighted the same as Designated for assignment? Will Morgan be place on waivers and it goes from there?

    • homeBREW13 3 years ago

      Well, I realize he was sent to Triple-A. I’m trying to understand the difference between him and Veras. I would guess this is Morgan’s first time being outrighted.

  4. The headline reads like the entire Astros team was outrighted to Triple A…

  5. Floyd7070 3 years ago

    I’m sure someone will pick up Escalona. Recovering from TJ surgery. Had a good year in Houston in 2011. Hope my Cubbies sign him.

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