Thursday, July 1, 2010

Astros actually trade Kevin Cash

So pardon my outrage from yesterday. It seems as though I was able to witness the last game Kevin Cash ever played for the Astros' organization.

Because the Astros traded him to the Red Sox for infielder Angel Sanchez.

In order to make room for Sanchez on the 40-man roster, the Astros designated Yordany Ramirez for assignment.

Ed Wade:
"We feel with Tommy Manzella out, to get a little bit more backup and support defensively in the middle of the infield made sense for us."

Sanchez will be 27 in September, and was drafted in the 11th Round of the 2001 June draft. Sanchez has played the last two seasons in Triple-A - with the Las Vegas 51s (Toronto), and hit .305/.363/.428 in 126 games. In 62 games this season for Pawtucket, he has hit .274/.348/.327, with 30K:24BB.

Sanchez has played mostly shortstop, but also got a little time at 2B and 3B.

He was a 2010 Caribbean Series All-Star for Puerto Rico.

A couple of things about this:
1. The fact that the Astros got a Triple-A guy for Kevin Cash is amazing.
2. Oswaldo Navarro: You're on notice.
3. Ramon Vazquez: What the heck was that signing?

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