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Towles' injury opens door for Esposito

The injury to Astros catcher J.R. Towles, who took a foul ball off the facemask in the third inning on Friday that forced him to get 11 stitches, worked to the benefit of Brian Esposito, who was called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City as an insurance policy on Saturday.
June 25, 2011  |  Discuss

Astros drop three from 40-man roster

The Astros on Thursday outrighted catcher Brian Esposito and infielders Anderson Hernandez and Wladimir Sutil to Triple-A, thus removing them from the 40-man roster.
October 14, 2010  |  Discuss

First at-bat no big deal for Esposito

One of the story lines hidden in Saturday's 11-1 loss to the Reds was the first Major League at-bats for catcher Brian Esposito, who has 2,226 career Minor League at-bats in his 10 years.
September 19, 2010  |  Discuss

Esposito searching for elusive at-bat

Perhaps none of the players the Astros called up when rosters expanded are more grateful for the opportunity than 31-year-old catcher Brian Esposito. He had a very brief stint in the Major Leagues three years ago and has been toiling in the Minors with younger players ever since to get another chance.
September 01, 2010  |  Discuss

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