The Hooks, oddly enough, have tweeted that Brandon Barnes has been called up from Oklahoma City.
Barnes has hit .323/.383/.477 for Oklahoma City in 263 plate appearances (62 games) in 2012. He was the 6th Round pick by the Astros in 2005, and will join Brian Bogusevic and Tommy Manzella as the only 2005 picks to make it to Houston.
What does this mean for the 25-Man roster? Hard to say, but it will likely spark a domino effect of moves up and down the system.
Update: OR HAS HE! Zachary Levine just tweeted:
A guess, just a guess: Barnes told of callup. Astros were going to send a guy out when they arrived at MMP. Premature tweet, since deleted...
...Astros have not verified the Barnes callup. Don't have info on any corresponding move, whether DL, DFA, trade or option. Should know today.
Updated Update: Oh yes, Barnes is coming up. Corresponding move to come later today.