Wednesday, March 10, 2010


The Astros made a couple of moves, releasing Bryan Hallberg and reinstating former 11th-round pick Jacob Priday from the Inactive List.

Hallberg spent four seasons in the Astros' organization, going 17-24 in 127 games. Drafted in the 12th Round in 2006, Hallberg posted a 2.44 ERA/1.20 WHIP in 15 games (12 starts) in Tri-City, and followed that up with a 6.97 ERA/1.78 WHIP between Tri-City and Lexington. For Salem in 2008, Hallberg had a good year, going 5-8 in 49 games, with a 2.68 ERA/1.14 WHIP, and despite a good start to 2009, imploded down the stretch to finish at Lancaster with a 5.34 ERA/1.70 WHIP - and the lowest full-season K:BB ratio of his career.

2008 11th-Round pick spent all of 2009 on the inactive list. Between Tri-City and Lexington in 2008, Priday hit .216/.331/.324 in 102 ABs.