SAN DIEGO, CA - The Astros have made a 10-player trade with the Toronto Blue Jays this evening, General Manager Jeff Luhnow has announced.
Houston will ultimately receive seven players from Toronto in the deal, including two Major League players, RHP Francisco Cordero and OF Ben Francisco, four minor league players, RHP Joe Musgrove, RHP Asher Wojciechowski, LHP David Rollins and C Carlos Perez, and a player to be named later. Two of the players the Astros received are former first-round draft picks. In exchange for the seven players, the Astros have sent RHP Brandon Lyon, LHP J.A. Happ and RHP David Carpenter to the Blue Jays.
This is a very good deal for us, Luhnow said. Once again we are adding depth to our minor league system with quality young players. We really feel this will help us moving forward and are extremely excited about the players weve added to our organization.
For the past several seasons, Cordero has been one of the top closers in baseball. His 329 career save...