|May 6 3:49 PM PT4:49 PM MT5:49 PM CT6:49 PM ET18:49 ET22:49 GMT6:49 CST3:49 PM MST5:49 PM EST6:19 PM VEN2:49 UAE (+1)5:49 PM CT-The Houston Astros have designated outfielders Rick Ankiel and Fernando Martinez for assignment and reinstated outfielder J.D. Martinez from the disabled list. Houston also selected the contract of outfielder Trevor Crowe from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday and recalled infielder-outfielder Jimmy Paredes from their top minor league team. Infielder Brandon Laird was also optioned to Oklahoma City.
Analysis: Laird was hitting .200 with two homers and five RBIs.
|Apr. 25 11:23 AM PT12:23 PM MT1:23 PM CT2:23 PM ET14:23 ET18:23 GMT2:23 CST11:23 AM MST1:23 PM EST1:53 PM VEN22:23 UAE1:23 PM CT-Laird homered and finished 3 for 4 with four RBIs in Wednesday's 10-3 win over Seattle.
Analysis: Laird is 5 for 17 since being called up.