September 6, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Houston Astros catcher Carlos Corporan (22) during the sixth inning against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum. The Athletics defeated the Astros 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Carlos Corporan is getting traded to the division rival Texas Rangers, according to Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle.
Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram tweeted that the Astros are getting minor league RHP Akeem Bostick (2nd round pick in 2013) in return.
Corporan was designated for assignment yesterday after the Astros signed OF Colby Rasmus. In four seasons (2011-2014) with the Astros, Corporan was the backup catcher to Jason Castro and Humberto Quintero. Prior to playing in Houston, Corporan appeared in 1 game for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2009.
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The most memorable Carlos Corporan moment for Houston fans (and perhaps for Rangers fans, too) came on August 12, 2013, when the catcher hit a solo home run off P Yu Darvish in the 8th inning to breakup a no-hitter. The Astros lost that game 2-1.
For his career, Carlos Corporan batted .226/.286/.350. He played a career high 64 games in 2013. Corporan was remembered as a clubhouse leader for many of the young players.
On January 15, the Astros announced that they had reached a new agreement with the catcher. However, the acquisitions of Hank Conger and Evan Gattis had given Houston a surplus of players at the catching position.
Houston fans, what are your thoughts on the Astros trading Corporan to a division rival?