So the Astros picked up 29-year old righty pitcher Jeff Fulchino off of waivers from the Kansas City Royals.
Fulchino didn't spend too much time with the Royals last year: 12 games, 14 innings. But he's a big guy - 6'5" and 250 lbs out of UConn. He was an 8th rounder for the Marlins in the 2001 draft...and there's not much more. I'll keep digging.
Some blogs I keep track of had these comments to say about him:
"As a Royals fan I can't tell you I'm sorry to see him go. I watched him pitch in '08 and...ugh.
On the other hand you never know...at least he's cheap."
"Fulchino has shown flashes of outright dominance at AAA. I have personally seen him pitch over a dozen times for what it's worth. He is a big body type and has pretty good stuff, but will sometimes give up the long ball trying to challenge hitters.
This signing can't hurt you. I think he was a pretty high draft pick back in the day, and if he ever gets the whole package worked out it could be a steal."