Philip Humber Claimed on Waivers by Astros


The Houston Astros are looking forward to seeing a goal of theirs come to fruition: reuniting Philip Humber and Lucas Harrell. That might not have been their plan all along, but Humber did remind me of Harrell when first came up to help the White Sox, despite Humber being a couple years older. And now they will both go from the Sox to the Astros. None of my babbling really matters. What matters is that Philip Humber is no longer a Southside issue. There was that day in April 2012 when Humber was perfect, and we’ll always have that. Even though he seemed to spend the remainder of the season trying to undo that feat, we’ll always have it.

We’ll see ya later, Philip. See ya in June, actually, when the White Sox travel to Minute Maid to take on the American League West Houston Astros. If he pitches against the Sox, and he pitches well, I reckon a few of us will be annoyed, but overall I wish him well.

Other roster moves included the non-tendering of Anthony Carter and Dan Johnson. Carter, a late 2005 draft pick has failed to bring it all together in the White Sox system having spent most of the past two unimpressive seasons in Charlotte. Dan Johnson will take his 1.367 OPS (oh, hey there, sample size) and try to find a new team to have a big game 162 with.

These moves bring the White Sox 40-Man Roster to 37.