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Astros designate catcher Alfredo Gonzalez for assignment; complete Reed call up

A.J. Reed was called up this weekend. The Astros freed up a 40-man spot by designating Alfredo Gonzalez.

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

A.J. Reed day has come and gone. The Houston Astros did have to make a move to get Reed back on the roster. The Astros announced the move on Saturday as the team designated catcher Alfredo Gonzalez for assignment, as reported by's Brian McTaggart:

Gonzalez, 23, was an international signing out of Venezuela in 2009. He was promoted to three levels in 2015, Single-A Quad Cities, Single-A Lancaster, and Double-A Corpus Christi. Gonzalez has been in the Astros minor league system for seven seasons. Gonzalez has batted .158 (23x146) with 14 runs scored, five doubles, 14 RBIs, 40 strikeouts, and 14 walks in 44 games with Double-A Corpus Christi this season.

The Astros added Gonzalez to the 40-man roster before the Rule 5 Draft in 2015 with  right-handed pitchers Jandel Gustave, Juan Minaya, Joe Musgrove, David Paulino, and outfielder. Andrew Aplin.