Wednesday, January 13, 2010

What the heck?

McTaggart has something of a surprise for us, as new pickup Jason Bourgeois has been designated for assignment to make room for Brett Myers on the 40-man roster.

Why is this surprising? Because unlike Nevarez, Sutil, Abad, Englebrook, and Vallejo (all on the 40-man roster), Bourgeois was expected to make the team out of Spring Training.

The Astros now have 22 pitchers and 18 position players on their 40-man roster.

Someone help me out - how does this make sense?

UPDATE: Going back through the archives, upon Bourgeois' signing, Wade did mention that he had an option left. So it does make sense.