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1987 Houston Astros

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1986 / 1988

76-86, Finished 3rd in NL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Hal Lanier (76-86)
GM: Dick Wagner (Resigned 10/23/1987), Farm Dir: Fred Nelson, Scouting Dir: Dan O'Brien Jr.
Scored 648 runs, Allowed 678 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 78-84

Ballparks: Astrodome · Attendance: 1,909,902 (8th of 12)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 96, Pitching - 96 · one-year: Batting - 92, Pitching - 92

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1986 / 1988 Trades and Transactions

Transactions listed are from November 1 of previous year to April 1 of the following year.

October 1, 1986

Signed Andujar Cedeno as an amateur free agent.

October 15, 1986

Mike Madden granted Free Agency.

Ron Mathis granted Free Agency.

Mark Ross granted Free Agency.

October 24, 1986

Released Dan Driessen.

Released Matt Keough.

Released John Mizerock.

November 12, 1986

Larry Andersen granted Free Agency.

Alan Ashby granted Free Agency.

Phil Garner granted Free Agency.

Davey Lopes granted Free Agency.

November 16, 1986

Purchased Rocky Childress from the Philadelphia Phillies.

December 15, 1986

Signed Davey Lopes as a free agent.

December 19, 1986

Signed Alan Ashby as a free agent.

December 21, 1986

Signed Larry Andersen as a free agent.

1987

Mike Fuentes sent to ??? in an unknown transaction.

January 6, 1987

Signed Phil Garner as a free agent.

January 19, 1987

Released Roger Samuels.

January 24, 1987

Signed Ron Mathis as a free agent.

February 13, 1987

Signed Juan Agosto as a free agent.

March 25, 1987

Signed Ray Fontenot as a free agent.

April 2, 1987 (Standings)

Traded Jeff Calhoun to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Ronn Reynolds.

April 15, 1987 (Standings)

Signed Jose Cano as a free agent.

May 16, 1987 (Standings)

Signed Paul Householder as a free agent.

June 2, 1987 (Standings)

Traded Eric Bullock to the Minnesota Twins. Received Clay Christiansen.

Drafted Craig Biggio in the 1st round (22nd pick) of the 1987 amateur draft. Player signed June 8, 1987.

Drafted Randy Hennis in the 2nd round of the 1987 amateur draft.

Drafted Andy Mota in the 12th round of the 1987 amateur draft.

Drafted Al Osuna in the 16th round of the 1987 amateur draft. Player signed June 17, 1987.

Drafted Dean Hartgraves in the 20th round of the 1987 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 1987.

Drafted Darryl Kile in the 30th round of the 1987 amateur draft. Player signed May 18, 1988.

Drafted Scott Erickson in the 34th round of the 1987 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Lance Dickson in the 37th round of the 1987 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 19, 1987 (Standings)

Traded Phil Garner to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received a player to be named later. The Los Angeles Dodgers sent Jeff Edwards (minors) (June 26, 1987) to the Houston Astros to complete the trade.

June 22, 1987 (Standings)

Released Aurelio Lopez.

July 2, 1987 (Standings)

Signed Mike Woodard as a free agent.

July 30, 1987 (Standings)

Traded Mel Stottlemyre to the Kansas City Royals. Received Buddy Biancalana.

September 30, 1987 (Standings)

Traded Julio Solano to the Seattle Mariners. Received Doug Givler (minors).

October 13, 1987 (Standings)

Released Dale Berra.

Released Ronn Reynolds.

October 15, 1987 (Standings)

Paul Householder granted Free Agency.

Ron Mathis granted Free Agency.

Mike Woodard granted Free Agency.

November 9, 1987

Larry Andersen granted Free Agency.

Jose Cruz granted Free Agency.

Danny Darwin granted Free Agency.

Dave Smith granted Free Agency.

Dickie Thon granted Free Agency.

November 12, 1987

Released Davey Lopes.

November 27, 1987

Signed Craig Smajstrla as a free agent.

December 7, 1987

Drafted Scott Medvin from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1987 rule 5 draft.

December 8, 1987

Traded Mike Stoker (minors) and Ed Whited to the Atlanta Braves. Received Rafael Ramirez and cash.

December 14, 1987

Traded Randy Randle (minors) to the Boston Red Sox. Received Marc Sullivan.

December 16, 1987

Signed Pat Keedy as a free agent.

December 21, 1987

Released Buddy Biancalana.

December 29, 1987

Signed Luis DeLeon as a free agent.

January 8, 1988

Signed Larry Andersen as a free agent.

Signed Joaquin Andujar as a free agent.

Signed Danny Darwin as a free agent.

Signed Dave Smith as a free agent.

January 29, 1988

Signed Jim Weaver as a free agent.

March 10, 1988

Signed Ernie Camacho as a free agent.

Signed Steve Henderson as a free agent.

March 25, 1988

Traded Robbie Wine to the Texas Rangers. Received Mike Loynd.

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1986 / 1988 Trades and Transactions