But exactly what has happened. The Globe's Nick Cafardo tells us that Koby Clemens is going to learn a whole bunch of positions next year:
The Astros are going to use him as a multi-positional player, sort of a Brandon Inge. The plan is to play him as a third baseman, left fielder, and catcher and let him develop as a hitter.
This is only good news for Clemens, who is going to get a chance to stick in the organization. He should start at Corpus and move up to Round Rock if he does well.
We also read that Miguel Tejada will draw considerable interest, perhaps from within the division, this off-season:
There’s no doubt he can still hit and will end up somewhere, with the Cardinals a good bet unless they opt for Mike Lowell (with the Sox picking up some of the contract). Tejada is on the radar of the Giants, Rangers, Orioles, and possible Mariners, who will lose Adrian Beltre.