The Houston Astros offseason has been full of blockbuster moves. But that doesn't stop General Manager Jeff Luhnow from making waiver claims.
The team announced the waiver claim of left-handed pitcher Ashur Tolliver from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
The #Astros have claimed LHP Ashur Tolliver off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels.— Houston Astros (@astros) December 5, 2016
Tolliver, 28, was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the fifth round of the 2009 draft out to of Oklahoma City University. He missed all of the 2012 season with a shoulder surgery.
Tolliver reached the major leagues for the first time in 2016. He was 1-0 with 5.79 ERA in five appearances, Tolliver allowed three earned runs on five hits with five strikeouts and three walks in 4 2/3 innings.
The Orioles designated Tolliver for assignment on Aug. 31, 2016 and claimed by the Angles on Sept. 3.
Tolliver pitched at five different minor league levels in 2016, from rookie ball to Triple-A. He was 0-0 with a 1.42 ERA in 11 games with the Norfolk Tides — including 16 strikeouts and six walks in 12 2⁄3 innings.
With the claim of Tolliver, Astros’ 40-man roster is full.