Monday, August 12, 2013

Wesley Wright got traded to the Rays for a sack of cash.

Wesley Wright has been traded to the Rays for "Cash Considerations." Which means that the Astros put Wright on waivers, Tampa Bay claimed him, and they agreed to trade money.

Wright, a Rule 5 pick in 2007, made his Astros debut in 2008 and had spent six seasons with the team. He had a career 4.44 ERA/1.43 WHIP with Houston, though he had a career-best 3.27 ERA/1.19 WHIP in 2012. In 41.1IP in 2013, he allowed 45H/18ER, 40K:16BB for a 1.48 WHIP. Which is not good.

Jason Castro is now the longest-tenured Astro, having been with the team since June 22, 2010.

Phil Humber will take his roster spot.