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Astros select one player in the Rule 5 Draft; lose none

Houston selects pitcher in the Triple A phase of Rule 5 Draft

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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.

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.