Holy Hannah. So the big news of the afternoon is that, yes, J.D. Martinez, Jimmy Paredes, and Trevor Crowe have been called up to Houston and will be in uniform for tomorrow night's game against the Angels. But in order to clear room for those two, the Astros have designated Rick Ankiel and Fernando Martinez for assignment and optioned Brandon Laird back to Oklahoma City.
Amazingly, Phil Humber has survived this afternoon's news. And it's also a good indication that the Astros are riding with Robbie Grossman in the outfield.