Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Bourgeois clears waivers, Astros sign Cory Sullivan

Alyson Footer tells us that Jason Bourgeois has cleared waivers, and has accepted the assignment to Round Rock.

And within that tweet, we also see (because there are only 140 characters) that the Astros have signed Cory Sullivan to a minor-league contract with an invitation to Spring Training.

Sullivan will be 31 in August and was a 7th-round pick by the Rockies in 2001. He was a CF for the Rockies, playing in 265 games over 2005 and 2006 before losing his job to a combination of Willy Taveras and Ryan Spillborghs in 2007. He signed with the Mets for 2009, and hit .250/.338/.382 in 64 games, spending 44 games in the outfield - and 38 games in the Mets' piecemeal left field.

In 1285 plate appearances, Sullivan hit .276/.331/.389 with 235K:88BB, and 80 extra-base hits for a career OPS+ of 81.

But wait, there's more: the 4th-highest similarity score is none other than Johnny Dickshot.

I'm guessing that Bourgeois and Sullivan will duke it out in Escape From Round Rock for the OF5 position...