HOUSTON ASTROS - Optioned RHP Paul Estrada, RHP Fernando Nieve, RHP Chad Reineke and OF Yordany Ramirez to Round Rock (PCL), and RHP Sammy Gervacio and RHP Brad James to Corpus Christi (Texas). Assigned INF Tommy Manzella, INF Lance Niekro and LHP Josh Muecke to the minor league camp.
PITTSBURGH PIRATES - Optioned LHP Dave Davidson, RHP Luis Munoz and RHP Romulo Sanchez to Indianapolis (IL); RHP Yoslan Herrera, RHP Jimmy Barthmaier and Ron Belisario to Altoona (EL) and RHP Olivo Astacio to Lynchburg (SAL). Assigned LHP Daniel Moskos, RHP Adam Bernero, RHP Jesse Chavez, INF Jose Macias, C Miguel Perez and RHP Mike Thompson to their minor league camp. Renewed the contracts of LHP Zach Duke, RHP Ian Snell and OF Kevin Thompson. Agreed to terms with RHP Olivo Astacio, RHP Jimmy Barthmaier, RHP Jonah Bayliss, RHP Ronald Belisario, INF Brian Bixler, RHP Bryan Bullington, RHP Matt Capps, LHP Dave Davidson, C Ryan Doumit, OF Chris Duffy, LHP Phil Dumatrait, LHP Tom Gorzelanny, LHP Paul Maholm, OF Nate McLouth, RHP Evan Meek, OF Nyjer Morgan, RHP Luis Munoz, RHP Franquelis Osoria, C Ronny Paulino, OF Steve Pearce, LHP Juan Perez, INF Romulo Sanchez, RHP Ty Taubenheim, RHP John Van Benschoten and INF Josh Wilson on one-year contracts.
SHREVEPORT SPORTS - Released INF Wade Robinson.
LONG ISLAND DUCKS - Agreed to terms with LHP Randy Leek.View Entire Story
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