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2009 Houston Astros

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2008 / 2010

74-88, Finished 5th in NL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Cecil Cooper (70-79) and Dave Clark (4-9)
GM: Ed Wade, Farm Dir: Ricky Bennett, Scouting Dir: Bobby Heck
Scored 643 runs, Allowed 770 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 68-94

Ballparks: Minute Maid Park · Attendance: 2,521,076 (9th of 16)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 98, Pitching - 98 · one-year: Batting - 96, Pitching - 97

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2008 / 2010 Trades and Transactions

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

October 8, 2008

Jack Cassel granted Free Agency.

October 9, 2008

Dave Borkowski granted Free Agency.

Jose Castillo granted Free Agency.

October 14, 2008

Runelvys Hernandez granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2008

Tomas Perez granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2008

Mark Loretta granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2008

Brad Ausmus granted Free Agency.

LaTroy Hawkins granted Free Agency.

Randy Wolf granted Free Agency.

Signed Chia-Jen Lo as a free agent.

November 3, 2008

Doug Brocail granted Free Agency.

Nick Gorneault granted Free Agency.

Ray King granted Free Agency.

Danny Klassen granted Free Agency.

Val Majewski granted Free Agency.

Mark McLemore granted Free Agency.

Nick Regilio granted Free Agency.

Ray Sadler granted Free Agency.

November 7, 2008

Signed LaTroy Hawkins as a free agent.

November 19, 2008

Signed Brian Esposito as a free agent.

November 23, 2008

David Newhan granted Free Agency.

December 1, 2008

Signed Mike Hampton as a free agent.

December 2, 2008

Signed Doug Brocail as a free agent.

December 8, 2008

Selected Jeff Fulchino off waivers from the Kansas City Royals.

December 11, 2008

Signed Matt Kata as a free agent.

December 12, 2008

Reggie Abercrombie granted Free Agency.

Ty Wigginton granted Free Agency.

December 15, 2008

Signed John Gall as a free agent.

Signed Jason Michaels as a free agent.

December 18, 2008

Signed Reggie Abercrombie as a free agent.

Signed Aaron Boone as a free agent.

December 26, 2008

Signed Chris Barnwell as a free agent.

January 5, 2009

Signed Clay Hensley as a free agent.

Signed Jason Smith as a free agent.

January 6, 2009

Signed Danny Graves as a free agent.

January 13, 2009

Signed Russ Ortiz as a free agent.

January 14, 2009

Signed Jose Capellan as a free agent.

Signed Toby Hall as a free agent.

Signed Chad Paronto as a free agent.

January 16, 2009

Signed Jason Tyner as a free agent.

January 29, 2009

Signed David Newhan as a free agent.

February 9, 2009

Signed Drew Meyer as a free agent.

February 16, 2009

Signed Mark McLemore as a free agent.

February 22, 2009

Free agent signing of Toby Hall voided.

March 5, 2009

Signed Neal Musser as a free agent.

March 14, 2009

Fernando Nieve selected by the New York Mets off waivers.

March 20, 2009

Signed Ivan Rodriguez as a free agent.

March 28, 2009

Released Jason Tyner.

March 29, 2009

Released David Newhan.

March 31, 2009

Traded a player to be named later to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Jeff Keppinger. The Houston Astros sent Drew Sutton (April 16, 2009) to the Cincinnati Reds to complete the trade.

April 5, 2009 (Standings)

Sent Chris Barnwell to the Pittsburgh Pirates as part of a conditional deal.

April 6, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Yorman Bazardo as a free agent.

April 10, 2009 (Standings)

Selected Wilton Lopez off waivers from the San Diego Padres.

April 14, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Casey Daigle as a free agent.

April 26, 2009 (Standings)

Released Neal Musser.

April 28, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Brendan Donnelly as a free agent.

Released Clay Hensley.

May 9, 2009 (Standings)

Jason Smith granted Free Agency.

May 10, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Jason Smith as a free agent.

June 9, 2009 (Standings)

Drafted Enrique Hernandez in the 6th round of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 2009.

Drafted Dallas Keuchel in the 7th round of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed June 24, 2009.

Drafted Jake Goebbert in the 13th round of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed June 19, 2009.

Drafted J.D. Martinez in the 20th round of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed June 11, 2009.

June 29, 2009 (Standings)

Brandon Backe granted Free Agency.

July 1, 2009 (Standings)

Released Brendan Donnelly.

Selected German Duran off waivers from the Texas Rangers.

July 10, 2009 (Standings)

Selected Chris Coste off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies.

July 30, 2009 (Standings)

Released Russ Ortiz.

August 5, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Roy Corcoran as a free agent.

August 6, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Ray Sadler as a free agent.

August 18, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Billy Sadler as a free agent.

Traded Ivan Rodriguez to the Texas Rangers. Received a player to be named later and Matt Nevarez (minors). The Texas Rangers sent Jose Vallejo (minors) (August 20, 2009) to the Houston Astros to complete the trade.

August 22, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Armando Benitez as a free agent.

September 19, 2009 (Standings)

Released Armando Benitez.

October 5, 2009 (Standings)

Geoff Geary granted Free Agency.

Matt Kata granted Free Agency.

October 6, 2009 (Standings)

Jason Smith granted Free Agency.

October 9, 2009 (Standings)

Chad Paronto granted Free Agency.

October 26, 2009

Selected Jason Bourgeois off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers.

October 29, 2009

Chris Coste granted Free Agency.

November 5, 2009

Darin Erstad granted Free Agency.

Mike Hampton granted Free Agency.

Jason Michaels granted Free Agency.

November 6, 2009

Aaron Boone granted Free Agency.

LaTroy Hawkins granted Free Agency.

Miguel Tejada granted Free Agency.

November 9, 2009

Reggie Abercrombie granted Free Agency.

Doug Brocail granted Free Agency.

Jose Capellan granted Free Agency.

Casey Daigle granted Free Agency.

John Gall granted Free Agency.

Mark McLemore granted Free Agency.

Drew Meyer granted Free Agency.

Mark Saccomanno granted Free Agency.

Billy Sadler granted Free Agency.

Ray Sadler granted Free Agency.

Jose Valverde granted Free Agency.

Andy Van Hekken granted Free Agency.

November 19, 2009

Signed Drew Meyer as a free agent.

November 20, 2009

Signed Jose Valdez as a free agent.

November 21, 2009

Signed Casey Daigle as a free agent.

Signed Andy Van Hekken as a free agent.

December 1, 2009

Signed Ryan Sadowski as a free agent.

December 2, 2009

Signed Chris Shelton as a free agent.

December 7, 2009

Signed Gustavo Chacin as a free agent.

Signed Gary Majewski as a free agent.

December 8, 2009

Signed Alex Romero as a free agent.

December 9, 2009

Signed Oswaldo Navarro as a free agent.

Traded a player to be named later, Robert Bono (minors) and Luis Bryan (minors) to the Florida Marlins. Received Matt Lindstrom. The Houston Astros sent Jorge Jimenez (minors) (December 10, 2009) to the Florida Marlins to complete the trade.

December 10, 2009

Signed Pedro Feliz as a free agent.

December 11, 2009

Signed Matt Ginter as a free agent.

Signed Jon Switzer as a free agent.

December 12, 2009

Signed Brandon Lyon as a free agent.

December 14, 2009

Signed Jason Michaels as a free agent.

December 22, 2009

Signed Josh Banks as a free agent.

January 8, 2010

Signed Brett Myers as a free agent.

January 9, 2010

Released Ryan Sadowski.

January 18, 2010

Signed Shane Loux as a free agent.

January 20, 2010

Signed Cory Sullivan as a free agent.

January 21, 2010

Signed Jared Wells as a free agent.

January 25, 2010

Signed Kevin Cash as a free agent.

March 13, 2010

Signed Matt Kata as a free agent.

March 17, 2010

Released Alex Romero.

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