Jason Smith, if you recall, was designated for assignment. He had 10 days to be claimed by another team, which did not happen. Because of that, the Astros then tried to send him to Round Rock. He refused, gaining status as a free agent. The Astros then re-signed him as an unrestricted free agent. And then sent him to Round Rock. True story.
And Fulchino was sent to Round Rock. Again.