Christopher Dabe of the Beaumont Enterprise reports tonight that the Astros have signed Beaumont native and Lamar alum Brian Sanches. Sanches, 33, is a righty reliever who was just released from AAA Lehigh Valley in the Phillies organization. He will report to Oklahoma City.
Sanches was 0-1 with a 9.95 ERA in 6.1 IP for the Phillies this season, and 3-2 with a 2.50 ERA in 39.2 IP for Lehigh Valley. He posted a 2.92 ERA In 181.2 IP (147 G) over three seasons with the Marlins before that.