(3/19/2007) Before the game, the Astros optioned right-hander Miguel Ascencio to Triple-A Round Rock and reassigned left-hander Scott Sauerbeck to minor league camp. After the game, Houston reassigned RHP Paul Estrada and C Lou Santangelo, while optioning Brooks Conrad to Round Rock.
Astros impressed with middle reliver
(1/25/2007) Astros RHP Paul Estrada has been impressive in winter ball. "We just added him to the roster," assistant GM Ricky Bennett said. "He had a great year last year at Double-A, and now he's doing well in Venezuela. Out of our young guys, he can give you multiple innings. He's got good stuff." Estrada has appeared in seven games this winter and posted a 2.84 ERA in 6 1/3 innings.
Astros shuffle 40-man roster
(10/10/2006) The Astros purchased the contract of RHP Paul Estrada from Double-A Corpus Christi and outrighted C Eric Munson and C J.R. House to Triple-A Round Rock.