The Rockies signed free agent LHP Josh Muecke to a minor league deal on Friday.
The Astros optioned RHP Paul Estrada, RHP Fernando Nieve and RHP Chad Reineke and OF Yordany Ramirez to Triple-A Round Rock; and RHP Sammy Gervacio and RHP Brad James to Double-A Corpus Christi. Also, they reassigned INF Tommy Manzella, 1B Lance Niekro and LHP Josh Muecke to minor league camp.
The Houston Chronicle reports that Josh Muecke struggled in the eighth inning against Detroit in a spring training game Tuesday. He gave up three runs on five hits over two-thirds of an inning. On Sunday, he gave up a run on two hits and three walks.
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