Thursday, July 3, 2014

Andrew Robinson traded? Plus more int'l signings

Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca is reporting that the Astros have a trade to send minor league RHP Andrew Robinson to the Braves (with a cap tip to House of Houston for the link). Robinson, 26, was one of five Corpus Christi Hooks initially named to this year's Texas League All-Star Game before being promoted to Oklahoma City. With Corpus, he put up a 1.89 ERA with 32 K and 11 BB in 33.1 IP as a reliever; so far in 8 IP with OKC, he has a 4.50 ERA with 7 K and 0 BB. No word yet on what the return might be, but we'll update here as details emerge.

Additionally, the Astros have announced two more international signings today: Panamanian shortstops Juan Pineda and Ozziel Sanchez. Both are 16 years old and both hit right-handed; Pineda is 5'10", 145 lbs., while Sanchez is 5'11", 160 lbs. Go read Baseball America's post about the pair, along with comments from Astros international scouting director Oz Ocampo, over here.

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