Thursday, December 10, 2009

Rule 5 Update

The Astros lost RHP Jose Duran to Baltimore and OF Nick Moresi to Washington in the Triple-A phase of the Rule 5 draft.

Duran pitched in 27 games for Lancaster last season, posting an 8.06 ERA/1.85 WHIP. In four seasons in the organization, Duran was 14-8 with a 4.23 ERA/1.35 WHIP.

Moresi, the Astros 3rd Round pick in 2006, hit .223/.268/.406 in 101 games for Lancaster and Corpus in 2009. In four seasons with the organization, Moresi hit .219/.286/.355.