Just a few more things this morning.
Jarred Cosart, part of the trade, is from League City, Texas, just 26 miles from Houston. This is a homecoming of sorts for Jarred, who will report to AA Corpus Christi. He Tweeted this:
Love Philly but no place like home! Thanks for the love and all the new opportunities that await. Will miss all my boys!
Sources told ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark that the Astros will select the player to be named later from a list of minor leaguers currently playing in Class A. That group does not consist of top prospects, those sources said.
Definitive BlueClaws moments for the three traded players?
- Cosart: He had a few dynamite starts but really jumped out by throwing six shutout innings with 10 strikeouts in his third start of the year. In mid-May, he threw six innings/one run/10 Ks in Greenville and Mark Parent said his stuff that night was good enough to get through a big league game.
- Singleton: One of two, either his first game, when he smacked a home run in his second at bat at Greenville on May 14th, or June 20th, when he hit a pair of long balls in a BlueClaws win on June 20th, the last day of the first half when they clinched the first half title.
- Zeid: He had a lot of great moments last year but two stand out. In the SAL Championship Series, he threw four shutout innings right after a bench-clearing brawl to seal game two and then he threw four shutout innings to seal game four, the clincher.
As for the current BlueClaws, no moves yet. LHP Ervis Manzanillo on the mound at 7:05 in West Virginia. We’ll have more later.