Roy Corcoran, the veteran right-handed reliever who didn't think the Seattle Mariners saw him in their future, has signed a minor league contract with the Houston Astros.
Corcoran, 29, was designated for assignment 12 days ago and - after clearing waivers - declined an assignment to Tacoma and became a free agent.
Now, he'll report to the Astros AAA Round Rock team and begin what he hopes will be a comeback to the big leagues. Oddly enough, Corcoran will join the team tomorrow - when they're playing the Tacoma Rainiers.
There probably wasn't a more affable or popular player in the Seattle clubhouse, something the new coaching staff learned in spring training.
"We'd bring guys in for one-on-one conversations, to get to know them, and one of the things we'd always ask is 'Who's your best friend on the team?'" manager Don Wakamatsu said. "An awful lot of guys said 'Roy Corcoran.'"
Here's hoping is time in Houston works out as well.