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Astros’ Laird, Lin outrighted to Triple-A OKC

Astros’ Laird, Lin outrighted to Triple-A OKC

chron.com Updated Dec 21, 2012
Astros infielder Brandon Laird and outfielder Che-Hsuan Lin cleared waivers Friday and have been outrighted to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
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  • Astros sign RHP Jose Veras to one-year deal

    Astros sign RHP Jose Veras to one-year deal

    HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Astros signed veteran right-handed reliever Jose Veras to a one-year contract Friday.
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  • Ocampo ramping up Astros' international efforts

    Ocampo ramping up Astros' international efforts

    MLB.com Dec 21, 2012
    The job, by definition, requires plenty of travel. As the Astros' director of international, Oz Ocampo spends the majority of his time in places like the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Panama and Colombia, looking for the next big thing in a sea of raw …
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