Originally written April 18, 2013 on FF Locker Room:
MLB News: The Houston Astros, finding themselves 7.5 games back in the division just 15 games into the  year decided to shake up their roster in hopes of making a better first impression during their first season in the American League. They purchased the contract of third baseman Brandon Laird from Triple-A Oklahoma City, optioned first baseman Brett Wallace down to Oklahoma City and then designated pitcher Xavier Cedeno for assignment. Laird, who was tearing the cover off of the ball to start the season, will find himself bouncing back and forth from first base to third base, providing depth on the Houston Bench. Wallace, while still in the organization, is being soured on. A former top talent, he was batting just .042 on the season. Cedeno should get some feelers from the waiver wire and his future is unknown. Fantasy Ramifications: Laird has minimal value in a American League only fantasy format or dynasty, but other than that he should remain waiver wire fodder. The post Hous...
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