Houston, TX (Sports Network) - The Houston Astros claimed infielder Steve
Pearce off waivers Saturday along with four other roster moves.
The Astros also purchased the contract of pitcher Armando Galarraga from
Triple-A Oklahoma City, optioned pitcher Fernando Abad to Triple-A, and
outrighted pitchers Enerio Del Rosario and Aneury Rodriguez to the Triple-A
Pearce, 28, was hitting .254 with three home runs, four doubles and 14 RBI in
28 games for the Baltimore Orioles this season. He began the season with the
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees and was designated for assignment by the Orioles
last Sunday. Pearce has played 213 career games in the big leagues with
Pittsburgh (2007-11) and Baltimore/
Galarraga, 30, is 3-2 with a 3.97 earned-run average in 10 starts with
Houston's Class-A team in Lexington and Oklahoma City. Galarraga is most known
for throwing what would have been a perfect game with the Detroit Tigers in
2010, only to have it taken away on a blown call at first base by umpire Jim
Del Rosario, 26, was outrighted after posting a 7.80 ERA in 15 appearances for
the Astros this season, while Abad appeared in 30 games for Houston and
compiled a 3.86 ERA.
Rodriguez, 24, has spent the majority of the season in Triple-A, where he
recorded a 3-7 record with a 6.67 ERA in 23 appearances -- 13 starts.
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