So the Astors just pulled a little bit of a stunner.
Geoff Geary was eligible to come off the DL today. He threw some simulated games at Minute Maid Park, instead of undertaking the tedium of going on a minor-league rehab start. Feeling better, apparently, and then boom! Ed Wade released him.
"We reinstated him from the DL and assigned him outright to AAA. He can either accept the assignment or take his free agency."
"It's out of my control. It's their decision and I can't do much about it. Am I frustrated? Yes. Am I caught off guard? Yes. My first concern was to call my wife and tell her she didn't need to come to the game. Now I have to look at my options and talk to my agent about what to do next. Right now I'm just at a loss for words."
Seems a bit odd to me. If you were going to ask me who the first Astros pitcher to be released would be, I could have come up with two or three names before I got to Geoff Geary. He'll make $1.7m whether he takes his assignment, or not.
Wade told McTaggart this:
"We are pleased with the contributions by Arias and Fulchino and think they deserve more opportunities to pitch at this level,"