Friday, January 29, 2010


Some transaction updates from Baseball America that we didn't know about:

The Astros signed, in addition to Shane Loux and Cory Sullivan, RHPs B.J. Hagen and Jared Wells.

BA, on Hagen:
Hagen, 23, signed his first deal with an affiliated club after playing in the Frontier League last year. The Charlotte product appeared in 29 games for Traverse City, striking out 38 and walking 16 in 40 innings. Opponents hit just .178 as he compiled a 2.48 ERA.

28-year old RHP Jared Wells converted to a reliever in the 2007 season, and has spent time in the Padres and Mariners' systems.

In 2009, Wells spent 28 of his 30 games with the Mariners' Triple-A team in Tacoma, posting a 5.09 ERA/1.67 WHIP in 35.1IP, striking out 27 with 24 walks. In 721 career IP, Wells has a 4.46 ERA/1.48 WHIP in the minors, with a career 544K:305BB. His hit rate is fairly low, but as you can see, the walks are killing him.