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Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2009 / 2011

76-86, Finished 4th in NL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Brad Mills (76-86)
GM: Ed Wade, Farm Dir: Ricky Bennett, Scouting Dir: Bobby Heck
Scored 611 runs, Allowed 729 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 68-94

Ballparks: Minute Maid Park · Attendance: 2,331,490 (10th of 16)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 97, Pitching - 98 · one-year: Batting - 95, Pitching - 95

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2009 / 2011 Trades and Transactions

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

October 5, 2009

Geoff Geary granted Free Agency.

Matt Kata granted Free Agency.

October 6, 2009

Jason Smith granted Free Agency.

October 9, 2009

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.

April 7, 2010 (Standings)

Signed Jonah Bayliss as a free agent.

May 24, 2010 (Standings)

Released Kazuo Matsui.

June 3, 2010 (Standings)

Received Jailen Peguero from the Texas Rangers as part of a conditional deal.

June 7, 2010 (Standings)

Drafted Michael Foltynewicz in the 1st round (19th pick) of the 2010 amateur draft. Player signed June 18, 2010.

June 8, 2010 (Standings)

Drafted Jake Buchanan in the 8th round of the 2010 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 2010.

June 12, 2010 (Standings)

Signed Brad Thompson as a free agent.

June 22, 2010 (Standings)

Received Tommy Everidge from the Seattle Mariners as part of a conditional deal.

June 23, 2010 (Standings)

Cory Sullivan granted Free Agency.

June 24, 2010 (Standings)

Signed Ramon Vazquez as a free agent.

June 25, 2010 (Standings)

Luis Maza assigned onto roster from the Philadelphia Phillies.

June 29, 2010 (Standings)

Released Drew Meyer.

July 1, 2010 (Standings)

Traded Kevin Cash to the Boston Red Sox. Received Angel Sanchez.

July 4, 2010 (Standings)

Purchased Edwin Bellorin from the Kansas City Royals.

July 19, 2010 (Standings)

Released Ramon Vazquez.

July 21, 2010 (Standings)

Selected Nelson Figueroa off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies.

Selected Anderson Hernandez off waivers from the Cleveland Indians.

July 29, 2010 (Standings)

Released Tommy Everidge.

Traded Roy Oswalt to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Anthony Gose, J.A. Happ and Jonathan Villar.

Traded Anthony Gose to the Toronto Blue Jays. Received Brett Wallace.

July 31, 2010 (Standings)

Released Brad Thompson.

Traded Lance Berkman to the New York Yankees. Received Mark Melancon and Jimmy Paredes.

August 6, 2010 (Standings)

Released Luis Maza.

August 19, 2010 (Standings)

Traded Pedro Feliz and cash to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received David Carpenter.

August 25, 2010 (Standings)

Selected Matt Downs off waivers from the San Francisco Giants.

September 16, 2010 (Standings)

Purchased Enerio Del Rosario from the Cincinnati Reds.

September 22, 2010 (Standings)

Selected Cesar Carrillo off waivers from the San Diego Padres.

October 5, 2010 (Standings)

Casey Daigle granted Free Agency.

Gary Majewski granted Free Agency.

October 6, 2010 (Standings)

Josh Banks granted Free Agency.

Yorman Bazardo granted Free Agency.

Chris Sampson granted Free Agency.

October 18, 2010

Anderson Hernandez granted Free Agency.

October 22, 2010

Brian Esposito granted Free Agency.

October 25, 2010

Signed Brian Esposito as a free agent.

November 1, 2010

Geoff Blum granted Free Agency.

Brian Moehler granted Free Agency.

November 5, 2010

Signed Casey Fien as a free agent.

November 6, 2010

Jonah Bayliss granted Free Agency.

Edwin Bellorin granted Free Agency.

Roy Corcoran granted Free Agency.

Matt Kata granted Free Agency.

Shane Loux granted Free Agency.

Edwin Maysonet granted Free Agency.

Jailen Peguero granted Free Agency.

Chris Shelton granted Free Agency.

Andy Van Hekken granted Free Agency.

November 7, 2010

Signed Anderson Hernandez as a free agent.

November 9, 2010

Signed Ross Wolf as a free agent.

November 10, 2010

Signed Fernando Rodriguez as a free agent.

November 11, 2010

Signed Carlos Corporan as a free agent.

November 18, 2010

Traded Felipe Paulino to the Colorado Rockies. Received Clint Barmes.

November 29, 2010

Tim Byrdak granted Free Agency.

December 1, 2010

Gustavo Chacin granted Free Agency.

December 2, 2010

Samuel Gervacio granted Free Agency.

December 5, 2010

Signed Jailen Peguero as a free agent.

December 9, 2010

Drafted Lance Pendleton from the New York Yankees in the 2010 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Aneury Rodriguez from the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2010 rule 5 draft.

December 10, 2010

Signed Ryan Rowland-Smith as a free agent.

December 14, 2010

Signed Andy Van Hekken as a free agent.

December 15, 2010

Signed Samuel Gervacio as a free agent.

December 20, 2010

Signed Bill Hall as a free agent.

Released German Duran.

December 22, 2010

Signed Gustavo Chacin as a free agent.

December 23, 2010

Signed Xavier Cedeno as a free agent.

Traded Matt Lindstrom to the Colorado Rockies. Received Jonnathan Aristil (minors) and Wes Musick (minors).

January 10, 2011

Traded Albert Cartwright (minors) to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Sergio Escalona.

March 8, 2011

Signed Robinson Cancel as a free agent.

March 24, 2011

Signed Fernando Nieve as a free agent.

March 27, 2011

Received Joe Inglett from the Tampa Bay Rays as part of a conditional deal.

Returned Lance Pendleton (earlier draft pick) to the New York Yankees.

March 28, 2011

Released Jared Wells.

April 1, 2011

Ryan Rowland-Smith granted Free Agency.

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