The Astros have designated 28-year old lefty swinging outfielder Travis Buck for assignment. Buck played in 33 games for the Astros this year and he was 16 for 74 (.216 avg, .595 OPS) with 7 runs scored, 0 homers and 6 RBIs. He has now played in 253 games in his first six years in the majors and he is 197 for 810 (.243 avg, .715 OPS) with 99 runs scored, 20 homers, 95 RBIs and 8 stolen bases. The Astros hope Buck clears waivers and accepts an outright assignment to AAA, so that they can keep him around.
UPDATE: (6/28/2012) - Travis Buck has cleared waivers and he has accepted an outright assignment to AAA.