Lots of activity yesterday down on Eddie's Farm:
*Assigned Jhon Florentino from Corpus to Lancaster.
*Signed 3B Kody Kirkland and assigned him to Corpus.
*Placed 3B David Flores on the 7-Day Disabled List
*Promoted 2010 10th Round pick Evan Grills from GCL Astros to Greeneville
*Sent Angel Gonzalez to GCL Astros from Greeneville.
The name that probably stands out is this Kody Kirkland fella, huh? Kirkland is a 6'4" 200lb 27-year old infielder. He's been with the Pirates (2002), Tigers (2003-2008), and Braves (2009) systems, hitting .212/.281/.321 between Double-A and Triple-A last season (though in 13 games in Triple-A, he hit .289/.386/.421).
Kirkland is a career .240/.311/.413 hitter, with 839K:222BB and a 41.4% extra-base hit rate. Kirkland was playing with the independent Southern Maryland Blue Crabs until signing with the Astros, hitting .303 with 11HR and 39RBI in 63 games.