• Astros Designate Austin Pruitt For Assignment

    1 month ago - By MLB Trade Rumors

    The Astros have designated right-hander Austin Pruitt for assignment, tweets Jake Kaplan of The Athletic. Last night's trade of Abraham Toro and Joe Smith to the Mariners in exchange for Kendall Graveman and Rafael Montero led to some roster shuffling, with infielder Robel Garcia being called up in Toro's place and Graveman formally being activated in place of Smith. But the Astros needed another spot to activate Montero, and they'll do so at the expense of Pruitt's spot on both the 26- and 40-man rosters.
    Pruitt, 31, is a Texas native whom the Astros acquired from the Rays in Jan. 2020...
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  • Astros Acquire Yimi Garcia From Marlins For Austin Pruitt, Bryan De La Cruz

    Astros Acquire Yimi Garcia From Marlins For Austin Pruitt, Bryan De La Cruz

    1 month ago - By MLB Trade Rumors

    The Astros have bolstered their bullpen, acquiring right-hander Yimi Garcia from the Marlins. In exchange, Houston is sending outfield prospect Bryan De La Cruz and swingman Austin Pruitt to Miami. The Astros had designated Pruitt for assignment earlier today, so he'll step right onto the Miami 40-man roster.
    Garcia, 32 next month, was non-tendered by the Dodgers after the 2019 season. The Marlins signed him to a low-risk Major League deal worth $1.1MM - an investment that proved to be well worthwhile. Garcia, whom the Fish retained into the 2021 season via arbitration, has pitched 51 1/3...
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