Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Astros release Pellegrini

Baseball America's Matt Eddy tweeted that the Astros released Brian Pellegrini.

Pellegrini was a 12th Round pick in the 07 draft - Eddy notes that he was the highest-drafted player in St. Bonaventure's history. When healthy, Pellegrini swung a big bat, breaking out for 34 homers in 2009 between Lexington and Lancaster. But that was the problem - health. He missed most of the last two seasons with various injuries, needing to have his knee cleaned out back in December.

In four seasons with the Astros' organization, Pellegrini hit .254/.358/.525 with 71 career homers.