Astros claim Lance Pendleton


Via MLBTR, the Astros have claimed Lance Pendleton off waivers. The Yankees designated him for assignment earlier this week to make room on the 40-man roster for George Kontos. Remember, the Astros have the righty a look in Spring Training as a Rule 5 Draft pick, but they eventually send him back. Pendleton is from Houston and went to Rice (also in Houston), so he’s right at home. Good luck, I’ll miss you Pants Lendleton.

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  1. Jeter Meter says:

    The very pants I was on my way to return
    -Cosmo Kramer

  2. Shuffle Cards for fun says:

    Hometown boy livin the dream. Good luck Pants!

  3. Avi A says:

    Hope the Yanks aren’t caught with their pants down like they were with Melancon.

    • Ted Nelson says:

      They didn’t DFA Melancon… they traded him for Berkman. The trade didn’t work out, but Melancon has contributed all of 0.4 fWAR to the Astros this season. Not a huge loss… FIP is worse than Mo, DRob, Logan, and Wade… just ahead of Noesi… about even with Joba before he got hurt… could have stopped them from signing Soriano, but more likely would be replacing Ayala. Trade also looks better when you consider that the Yankees were betting Berkman wasn’t washed up. He didn’t turn it around in time to help them, but at least they were right that he wasn’t washed up. Their pro scouts have a strong reputation, and while Berkman doesn’t go down as a win for them in my book… it’s not really a loss either to me since they were correct he wasn’t done… just wrong on the timing.

  4. Pat D says:

    I find your lack of Pants disturbing.

    Since I had brought it up the other day, here is the full list of Star Wars lines altered with the word “pants.”

  5. Jedile says:

    Pants on the Stros’ lookin like a fool with your pants on the Stros’

  6. Plinko Chips says:

    Useless Fact of the day: The Yankees have the same amount of players in the 2004 draft (3) that are still with the org as the 2005 draft (3) that are still apart of the org.

  7. Jorge says:

    Loved the nickname, found the guy to be pretty fringy when facing actual major league hitters. If he works his way into being a 4/5 NL starter type, I’ll be happy for him.

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