Friday, August 3, 2012

Astros acquire Garrett Mock from Red Sox

Zachary Levine of the Chronicle just posted that Houston has traded for RHP Garrett Mock from the Boston Red Sox organization in return for "future considerations." He'll join Oklahoma City.

Mock, 29, is a Houston native and a UH alum. He hasn't pitched in the majors since 2010 with Washington; he went 4-13 with a 5.17 ERA over 135.2 IP (55 games, 19 starts) from 2008-2010 with the Nats. He's generally been more effective as a reliever, however, with a 5.68 ERA and .310 BAA in those 19 starts, but a 3.92 ERA and .226 BAA in 36 appearances out of the bullpen. This season with AAA Pawtucket, he's pitched to a 3.33 ERA with 5 saves and 53 K in 48.2 IP (35 games).

Both Mock and yesterday's signing, Brian Sanches, will hopefully provide some relief to OKC and their 5.32 team ERA, as well as being potential big league options should any of Houston's current relievers get hurt or shipped out.

Courtesy of Our Fearless Leader: "The future considerations to Boston include a written thank-you card for Jed Lowrie, and a Queso Flameado from Taqueria Del Sol"