Smith DFA'd; Arias Called Up


You probably already know this if you watched Wednesday's game, because Arias came in as a reliever. With the exhausted bullpen, bringing up another pitcher was a necessity. Jason Smith hasn't added much to the club, particularly with his weak pinch hitting skills. But the team will now have 13 pitchers and only 12 position players. I would like to say that the Astros are reading the Crawfish Boxes, since some of us have called for a move like this after Sunday's use of he bullpen. But, in reality, this was the only logical move at the moment.