Friday, March 30, 2012

More Releases and Retirements

The following retirements and releases have been confirmed.

We already knew about a couple of voluntary retirements, but there are more to report:

RHP Steve Martin - Drafted in the 37th round in 2011.  Played last season at Greeneville.  UPDATED TO ADD:  As I was reminded in the comment below, this is why I was rooting for Steve Martin to make it (from August of 2011).

1B Justin Shults - Drafted in the 46th round in 2011.  Played last season with the GCL Astros.

In addition, the following players were released:

RHP Ebert Rosario - Signed out of the Dominican Republic prior to the 2006 season.  A converted position player, he played last season at Tri-City.

1B Jimmy Van Ostrand - Drafted in the 8th round in 2006.  Played the last 4 seasons at Corpus Christi.

3B David Flores - Drafted in the 18th round in 2008.  Split last season between Corpus Christi and Lancaster.

RHP Lance Pendleton - Re-signed as a free agent in November 2011 after pitching in 4 games in Houston in September.

2 comments:

  1. Steve Martin would have been the first player from Swaziland to play in the Major Leagues. Long shot, but would have made for a pretty interesting story.

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  2. Surprised about Flores and Van Ostrand!
    Flores made some of the most exciting plays last season and Van Ostrand...his name alone carries clout at Whataburger Field! Super sad!!!! He has a stellar winer ball season, so this comes as a surprise.
    Flores was affectionately known as "rubber man" due to his amazing show of flexibility in make some seemingly impossible plays!

    HooksFanSarah

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