Here are some of the minor transactions from around the league…
- The Astros have claimed outfielder Che-Hsuan Lin off waivers from the Red Sox, reports MLB.com's Brian McTaggart (Twitter link). Lin made his Major League debut this season, appearing in nine games for Boston before being designated for assignment last week.
- In a corresponding move, the Astros announced that right-hander Enerio Del Rosario has been designated for assignment. Del Rosario posted a 9.00 ERA in 19 relief innings for Houston last season.
- Outfielder Rich Thompson has elected free agency, reports Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Thompson was outrighted to Triple-A by the Rays earlier this week. The 33-year-old appeared in 23 games for the Rays last season, his first taste of Major League action with a six-game stint with the Royals in 2004.
- The Cubs outrighted Joe Mather, Blake Parker and Justin Germano to Triple-A Iowa, tweets MLB.com's Carrie Muskat. Manny Corpas was also among Chicago's outright assignments today and the reliever has already chosen to become a free agent.
- Matt Eddy of Baseball America recaps the week's minor league transactions, including the news that the Orioles have officially released Dontrelle Willis, who intended to retire back in July.
Hope Lin gets a shot with the Astros – he was always kind of a personal favorite of mine.
Same. His defense will play well in that spacious outfield. He’s definitely going to be valuable there.
U beat me to it this time Devern 🙂
Yeah.. Houston.. No pressure.. Probably better in the long run he got out of Boston.. Some of us liked him, but if the team wasn’t going to give him a chance when people like Nava were getting 200PA.. Realistically.. His career was better off elsewhere.
Think the main 3 people here who liked him are “us” 3 in this topic anyway..
As an Astros fan, I already like him more than Kfer. (Schafer)
Wait till Houston gets to see him play “D”. he was said to have been the best defensive OF in the entire Sox system with a really good arm, good plate discipline also.. Too patient if anything. problem is he is just a slap hitter.
Sounds similar to Brandon Barnes(although Lin may be better). Couldn’t hit at all, but played really good defense after being called up in September.
Stauffer would be a solid pickup for the Yanks
Lin…patient hitter, plays CF, 24 years old, some SB ability…why not, who knows?
Is Houston big enough for two Lins?
Someone start a petition to have Lin’s jersey number changed to 7.