Thursday, January 22, 2009

New signings -

The Wisconsin Radio Network is reporting the Astros have signed 23-year old outfielder Jordan Comadena, an undrafted free agent out of Purdue.

Baseball America is reporting the Astros have also signed outfielder Jason Tyner. Tyner is from Beaumont, and his middle name is Renyt. Now look at it in a mirror. Clever, yeah? Tyner played in a career-high 114 games in 2007 with Minnesota, hitting .286 with 14 doubles and 1 homer (that's a .331 OBP and a .355 SLG). That one homer? His only one - after 1220 at bats, the longest HR-less drought in the Majors. Wikipedia says this:

Prior to 2004, Tyner had a severe home run drought that dated back to Little League. Throughout 2,631 high school, college, minor, and major league at bats, Tyner went without a home run until he hit one in a minor league game in Richmond in 2004.

The ML home run came against Jake Westbrook and went 352 feet.

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