Astros Designate Rick Ankiel, Fernando Martinez For Assignment
By Steve Adams [May 6 at 5:19pm CST]
The Astros announced that they have designated outfielders Rick Ankiel and Fernando Martinez for announcement via team press release. In related moves, Trevor Crowe and Jimmy Paredes have been called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City, J.D. Martinez has been activated from the disabled list and Brandon Laird has been optioned to Triple-A.