Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Matt Downs DFA'ed

Matt Downs, the man who played every position but catcher and center-fielder, was designated for assignment by the Astros today.

Downs was unable to build on his 2011 season, in which he hit .276/.347/.518 in 222 plate appearances (106 games), and hit .202/.253/.371 in 191 PAs (91 games) in 2012.

Brooks was quick to point out that Kyle Weiland is to be reinstated from the 60-Day DL soon - so DFA'ing Downs opens up a spot on the 40-man roster.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am surprised of this move. You can not have enough power off the bench.
This guy was always ready to pinch in in any way. I hope we can get something for him.