Astros Cut OFs Ankiel and Martinez, Other Moves 5/7/13
HOUSTON - The Houston Astros have designated outfielders Rick Ankiel
and Fernando Martinez for assignment and reinstated outfielder J.D. Martinez
from the disabled list.
Houston also selected the contract of outfielder Trevor Crowe from Triple-A
Oklahoma City on Monday and recalled infielder-outfielder Jimmy Paredes from
their top minor league team. Infielder Brandon Laird was also optioned to
Ankiel hit .194 with five homers and 11 RBIs, Fernando Martinez hit .182
with a homer and three RBIs and Laird hit .200 with two homers and five RBIs.
J.D. Martinez returns after being on the disabled list since April 20 with a
sprained right knee.
Crowe hit .300 with two homers, 14 RBIs and a team-leading 11 stolen bases
in 29 games for Oklahoma City. Paredes leads the RedHawks with a .376 average in
29 games this season.