Monday, April 8, 2013

All sorts of roster moves

So another day, another injury as Rule 5 pick Josh Fields goes on the DL with a right forearm strain. Here's how the dominoes fall...

*Paul Clemens has been called up from Oklahoma City, and will be in uniform tonight in Seattle.

*Ross Seaton has gone from Corpus to Oklahoma City, and Carlos Quevedo is in Corpus from Lancaster.

Clemens came to the organization in the Michael Bourn trade, and will be the 2nd of that group of four players to wear an Astros uni (the immortal Jordan Schafer being the 1st). In 2012, he was an overall 11-10 with a 5.78 ERA/1.60 WHIP, with most of the damage coming at Oklahoma City (8-8, but with a 6.73 ERA/1.74 WHIP - 145 hits and 32 walks in 101.2IP).
Fields' injury seems to be more precautionary than anything horrific (Two Full Weilands on the Scale of Arm Injuries).

So why Clemens and not, say, Jordan Lyles? Luhnow is the, link that Clemens' ability to come out of the bullpen played a role (Clemens fared well out of the bullpen in Spring Training). 

UPDATE: As mentioned in the comments, I am stupid. Juan Abreu already debuted for the Astros in addition to Schafer. So Brett Oberholtzer is the only player in that trade to not make it to Houston yet.