Astros claim Brandon Laird off waivers


Via LoHud, the Astros have claimed Brandon Laird off waivers from the Yankees. New York designated the infielder for assignment when they re-acquired Steve Pearce from (who else?) the Astros earlier this week, so think of it as a straight one-for-one trade.

Laird, 24, hit .254/.307/.414 with 15 homers while repeating Triple-A this season. He’s a .256/.295/.409 career hitter at the level in nearly 1,200 plate appearances, and last season he had four singles and three walks in 25 big league plate appearances in New York. This is a real good opportunity for Laird, who should get a chance to claim an everyday job with a team that epitomizes rebuilding at the moment.

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  • Nice Scheister

    Good for him! He was a likable young man who had some pop, I’m glad to see him latch on with a team that could give him a regular opportunity at the big league level.

  • Magilla Gorilla

    Make the most of it, Brandon Laird. Glad to see you get the opportunity.

  • Ted Nelson

    You never know, but he hardly claimed a AAA starting spot the last two years.