In order to make room for call-up Armando Galarraga and recently acquired outfielder Steve Pearce, the Houston Astros have outrighted right-handed pitchers Enerio Del Rosario and Aneury Rodriguez to Class Triple-A Oklahoma City, according to Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle (via Twitter).
To add Armando Galarraga and Steve Pearce, Astros optioned Enerio Del Rosario and Aneury Rodriguez to OKC. Off 40-man roster.— Zachary Levine (@zacharylevine) July 28, 2012
Aneury Rodriguez, 24, had a sip of coffee before being sent back down to the minors. In his one and only appearance with the team, Rodriguez allowed 2 hits (both solo shots) in 6 innings of work while striking out 6 and walking 0. We should expect to see him sometime again, but for now he's a victim of numbers.
Enerio Del Rosario, 26, made 15 appearances out of the bullpen for Houston before being outrighted to the minors. He posted a 7.80 ERA across 15 innings of work while showing a lack of control (4.2 BB/9) and an inability to put batters away (4.8 K/9).