To clear room for Chris Snyder, the Astros have DFA'ed Angel Sanchez.
I feel bad for Angel Sanchez, but he was a singles hitter who didn't hit singles all that often. He was decent enough in 2010, hitting .280/.316/.348 (which isn't all that decent), but hit just .240/.305/.285 in 2011, and went 106 PAs, from July 7 to September 23, without an extra-base hit. He had six extra-base hits in April, and then five for the rest of the year. As a starter in 2011, he hit .234/.297/.287. It just had to happen.