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34 Brandon Laird 3B
Height/Weight: 6-1/215 | Birthdate: 9/11/1987 | Birthplace: Cypress, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Kansas City | College: Cypress Coll. CA (J.C.) | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 1210.00
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Nationals acquire Brandon Laird from Royals


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/15/2014) The Nationals acquired infielder Brandon Laird from the Royals in a trade for a player to be named later, according to MLB.com. Laird signed with the Royals in the offseason after batting .169/.224/.423 with five homers and 11 RBI with the last season.

Royals roster moves include sending Kyle Zimmer to minors


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2014) The Royals announced several roster moves Monday, which included sending top pitching prospect Kyle Zimmer to minor-league camp. Jason AdamAaron BrooksSugar Ray MarimonJuan GraterolBrandon LairdJorge BonifacioGorkys HernandezMelky Mesa  and Paulo Orlando were also reassigned to minor-league camp.

The Royals also optioned Chris Dwyer to Triple-A Omaha, while optioning John Lamb, Cheslor Cuthbert and Lane Adams to Double-A Northwest Arkansas.


Kyle Zimmer headlines list of Royals' non-roster invitees


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/9/2014) The Royals announced Thursday they invited 16 players to spring training as non-roster invitees. The most notable name on the list is pitching prospect Kyle Zimmer, who was considered a top 50 prospect last season by Baseball America and MLB.com.

The other non-roster invitees are Jason Adam, Aaron Brooks, Sugar Ray Marimon, Cory Wade, P.J. Walters, Scott Alexander, Juan Graterol, Ramon Hernandez, Adam Moore, Jason Donald, Brandon Laird, Jorge Bonifacio, Gorkys Hernandez, Melky Mesa and Paulo Orlando.


Royals to pick up Brandon Laird


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(11/24/2013) The Royals agreed to sign infielder Brandon Laird to a minor league deal Saturday, according to the Kansas City Star.

Laird played in 25 games with the Astros in 2013, and he hit .169 with five home runs and 11 RBI.


Astros outright four off 40-man roster


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/2/2013) The Astros outrighted pitcher Philip Humber, infielder Brandon Laird and catchers Cody Clark and Matt Pagnozzi off the 40-man roster Wednesday.

Humber went 0-8 with a 7.90 ERA in 54 2/3 innings over 17 appearances (seven starts) with the major-league team. Laird hit .169/.224/.423 with five home runs and 11 RBI in 71 at-bats. Clark went 4 for 38 with Houston and hit .217/.258/.273 in 143 at-bats with Triple-A Oklahoma City. Pagnozzi went 3 for 21 with the Astros after being purchased by the team from the Braves in early September.


Brandon Laird recalled from Triple-A


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2013) The Astros recalled first baseman Brandon Laird from Triple-A Oklahoma City following Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Oakland. Laird batted .277 with 16 homers and 79 RBI in 470 at-bats.

Astros demote Brandon Laird


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2013) The Houston Astros optioned third baseman Brandon Laird to Triple-A Oklahoma City Monday to clear roster space, MLB.com reports. 

The 25-year-old Laird was hitting .200 over 35 at-bats with two homers and five RBI. 


Brandon Laird hits home run and two doubles


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2013) Astros first baseman Brandon Laird had an excellent day out of the third spot in the order Wednesday afternoon, hitting two doubles as well as his second home run of the season. It was his first game with a hit since his season debut April 20, when he also homered for the Astros while hitting third.

The three extra-base hits raise Laird's line to .294/.333/.765 in 18 plate appearances this season.


Astros call up Brandon Laird


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2013) The Astros have called up corner infielder Brandon Laird.

The 25-year-old Laird was off to a strong start in Triple-A, hitting .353/.364/.569 in 55 plate appearances. He has experience playing first and third base in the majors and could see time at both spots with the Astros. The team sent Brett Wallace to Triple-A to make room for Laird. 


Brandon Laird continues to impress; in mix for roster spot


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2013) Astros infielder Brandon Laird came on in relief of injured first baseman Brett Wallace Thursday and took Justin Verlander deep for his fifth home run of the spring.

Laird has seen time at first base and third base this spring as he tries to make the opening-day roster. "I feel it's going pretty well," Laird told MLB.com. "I'm doing whatever they ask me to do. At the plate right now, I'm feeling pretty good and confident and just getting good pitches, just getting in good hitters' counts and putting good swings on it."


Astros acquire Laird


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2012) The Astros have acquired infielder Brandon Laird off trade waivers from the Yankees on Saturday. Laird has yet to play in the majors this season. Lair will report to Houston on Sunday according to the Houston Chronicle.