Unlike last season when three players were selected out of the Astros farm system, the Astros lost zero players during the 2015 Rule 5 Draft at the 2015 Winter Meetings.
The Houston Astros made one selection in the Triple A phase of the Rule 5 Draft today, selecting right-handed pitcher Octavio Acosta out of the New York Mets organization.
The Rule 5 Draft has concluded. No #Astros were taken at any level. Houston acquired one player: RHP Octavio Acosta in the Triple A phase.— Houston Astros (@astros) December 10, 2015
Per the Astros press release:
Acosta, 25, spent his 2015 season in the Mexican League, making eight starts for Oaxaca. A Mexican native, Acosta was originally signed by New York as a non-drafted free agent on May 28, 2010. He pitched in parts of four seasons (2010, 2012-14) in the Mets organization before being assigned to Oaxaca in June of 2015.
Acosta will be assigned to the Astros' Triple A team Fresno Grizzlies. Houston will have to pay the Mets $12,000 for his services.