November 4, 1979 |
Hato Mayor del Rey, Hato Mayor, Dominican Republic
|May 3, 2005, for the Houston Astros|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 10, 2006, for the Houston Astros|
|Earned run average||6.02|
Obtained by the Houston Astros from the Philadelphia Phillies in 2003 as part of the Billy Wagner trade. Astacio got a taste of the big league in 2005 posting a 3–6 record with a 5.67 ERA. He pitched 100 innings, striking out 66 and walking 25. Typical of a lot of younger pitchers with a plus fastball, he also gave up an eye opening 25 home runs. He gave up the game-winning home run to Geoff Blum in Game 3 of the 2005 World Series against the Chicago White Sox.
Astacio was claimed off of waivers by the Chicago Cubs in September 2009, but was released that same month.
- Sullivan, T. R. (March 26, 2007). "Rangers claim Astacio off waivers". MLB.com. Retrieved June 10, 2015.
- Sullivan, T.R. (April 1, 2007). "Notes: Rangers finalize 25-man roster". MLB.com. Retrieved June 10, 2015.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)