Carlos Corporan C TEX 1 month ago

Corporan went 1-for-4 with his first homer of the year Wednesday in a loss to the Angels.

Corporan's been seeing semi-regular action behind the plate in the early going, so he's got a bit of value in AL-only formats, though there's not much upside here.

Carlos Corporan C TEX 2 months ago

Corporan is getting the start at catcher Tuesday and batting eighth, the Dallas Morning News' Evan Grant reports.

Corporan's career splits are fairly similar against righties and lefties, so this just appears to be a regular day off for Robinson Chirinos. Look for Corporan to settle in as the backup, playing once or twice a week this season.

Carlos Corporan C TEX 4 months ago

Corporan was traded to the Rangers on Wednesday, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Corporan was designated for assignment by the Astros on Tuesday, and the team has decided to trade him rather than send him to the minors. The terms of the deal are unclear at this time, but Corporan will likely battle for the backup catching job with the Rangers in 2015.

Carlos Corporan C TEX 4 months ago

Corporan was designated for assignment Tuesday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

The move comes in response to the signing of Colby Rasmus, as the Astros need to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. They'll have 10 days to determine what to do with Corporan, but the general sense is that they'll seek a trade.

Carlos Corporan C TEX 4 months ago

Corporan agreed to a one-year, $975,000 contract with the Astros to avoid arbitration, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

Corporan already faced a questionable path to playing time in 2015, before the Astros acquired Evan Gattis in a trade. While Gattis will presumably spend most of his time in the outfield, the added backstop depth further hurts Corporan's cause. The Astros also have Jason Castro and Hank Conger, making Corporan a candidate to be traded before the season.

Carlos Corporan C TEX 9 months ago

Corporan has been experiencing swelling and bruising on his right thumb for the past two months, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports.

Corporan first suffered the injury while attempting to block a ball with his bare hand in mid-June. He's been able to play through the ailment due to the fact that he's only asked to catch two or three times a week, but it sounds like he'll continue to receive treatment on the thumb over the rest of the season.

Carlos Corporan C TEX 9 months ago

Corporan will hit sixth at start at catcher Wednesday against the Twins.

Starter Jason Castro is getting a breather, so Corporan will assume the backstop duties for Wednesday's matinee. The career backup is hitting .239/.288/.388 with five home runs and 18 RBI in 44 games with the Astros this season.

Carlos Corporan C TEX 11 months ago

Carlos Corporan went 2-for-3 with an RBI in a loss to the Angels on Sunday.

Corporan has been gaining playing time with Jason Castro's struggles, and he came through with the Astros' lone RBI on Sunday. Corporan is hitting .234/.288/.415 with five home runs and 14 RBI on the year.

Carlos Corporan C TEX 1 year ago

Carlos Corporan hit a three-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.

The three-run shot off Rangers reliever Justin Germano was icing on the cake on a night the Astros dominated their division rivals. The homer was Corporan's fourth this season in 44 at-bats. Unfortunately he hasn't hit much else -- he's hitting just .159/.191/.432 on the year.

Carlos Corporan C TEX 1 year ago

Carlos Corporan belted a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Angels.

It was one of just four hits the Astros mustered for the day and the only run they could come up with. Corporan has shown a little pop for a backup catching, as he hit seven homers in 210 plate appearances last season. Still, he doesn't play enough to have fantasy value even in the deepest of leagues.