Carlos Corporan didn't have to wait long to find his landing spot. The catcher, who was designated for assignment on Tuesday, has been traded to the Texas Rangers, according to the Houston Chronicle's Evan Drellich.
Source: Astros and Rangers have agreed— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) January 21, 2015
trade for Carlos Corporan. Player(s) being informed. on
The player coming to Houston appears to be a minor-league pitcher, but the name has not been confirmed (until it WAS by Wilson).
#Rangers are sending a minor-league right-handed pitcher to— Jeff Wilson (@JeffWilson_FWST) January 21, 2015
for C Carlos Corporan. Astros still hasn't been informed. Player
Source: #Rangers are sending RHP Akeem Bostick to the Astros for Carlos Corporan.— Jeff Wilson (@JeffWilson_FWST) January 21, 2015
Once a team designates a player for assignment, it has 10 days to either waive him, trade him or release him outright. There's no word on the return for Corp, but Houston's decision to DFA him decreases their leverage. Expect any return for Corp to be minimal.
Bostick, 19, threw 92 innings for the Rangers' Low-A affiliate Hickoory in the South Atlantic League. The right-hander struck out 64 while walking 28 with a 5.18 ERA in 21 games and 20 starts. Bostick made the Lonestar Ball prospect list at No. 18 last year.
The 6-foot-5, 185-
The Astros needed to make room on the 40-man roster to sign free agent outfielder Colby Rasmus, a move the team announced on Tuesday.