Astros outright RHP De Leon, OF Crowe

Astros outright RHP De Leon, OF Crowe
October 17, 2013, 5:45 pm
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Trevor Crowe made his first start in center field this season on Sunday.

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The Astros have outrighted outfielder Trevor Crowe and right-handed pitcher Jorge De Leon, general manager Jeff Luhnow announced on Thursday. They can both choose to become free agents.

Crowe was originally signed as a minor league free agent by the Astros on Nov. 20, 2012.  In his two stints with the Astros this season, Crowe played 60 games and made 40 starts. The 29-year-old hit .218 with 13 RBI, seven doubles and one home run.

The 26-year-old De Leon also played two stints with Houston this season, the first of which was his major league debut on Aug. 9. In 11 games with the Astros, he posted a 5.40 ERA. He was originally signed by the club as an undrafted free agent out of the Dominican Republic in 2006. De Leon converted from infield to pitcher in 2010 and has been pitching in Houston’s farm system since then.

The Astros’ 40-man roster is now at 36 players.

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