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Here’s why it makes sense to send Cosart down

Here’s why it makes sense to send Cosart down

chron.com MLB.com Updated Jul 12, 2013
Although Astros righthander Jarred Cosart had a magical major league debut tonight at Tropicana Field, it makes complete sense for the Astros to option the rookie from League City back down to Class AAA Oklahoma City after the game. Cosart, who carried …
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  • Astros sign 11th rounder German

    Astros sign 11th rounder German

    chron.com Jul 12, 2013
    One of the Astros’ most promising 2013 draft picks was signed Friday. The club agreed to terms with 11th-round selection Devonte German, prior to a 4 p.m. signing deadline. The 6-foot-5 lefthanded starter went 12-4 with a 1.64 ERA at Bishop Manogue High…
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  • Astros sign two international prospects

    Astros sign two international prospects

    chron.com Jul 12, 2013
    The Astros agreed to terms on contracts with two more international free agents: shortstop Frankeny Fernandez and outfielder Felix Lucas, both 16. Fernandez (6-0, 170) is from Nagua, Dominican Republic and Lucas (6-3, 195) is from San Cristobal, DR. Bot…
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  • Video - Cosart Wins His MLB Debut 00:36

    Cosart Wins His MLB Debut

    Jul 12
    Jarred Cosart tossed eight scoreless innings and the Astros snapped the Rays' eight-game win streak.