Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Transactions!

A few things to report for today:

The Astros have signed Wesley Wright to a split contract worth $444,500.

Meanwhile, the Astros agreed to a minor-league deal with Jason Bourgeois, and have released pitcher Carlos Gil.

Gil had a bad 2009 (or more specifically, a bad July 2009), but in his recap (linked), we wrote:

There just wasn't a whole lot of improvement from 2008 in the DSL to 2009 in the GCL. Throwing 38IP in 2008, Gil posted a K/9 rate of 5.9 (there's an improvement of 1.5 K/9), but the walk rate rose slightly from 5.7 to 5.9, and Hits/9 rose slightly from 12.6 to 12.8, as well. Gil also hit six batters and threw 10 wild pitches, so combining that with the 20 walks in 30 innings, command should be the order of the off-season.

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