The Astros have designated 30-year old righty starting pitcher Philip Humber for assignment. Humber pitched in 9 games (7 starts) for the Astros this year and he was 0-8 with a 9.59 ERA and a 2.02 WHIP. Humber has pitched in 89 games (51 starts) in his first 8 years in the majors and he is 16-23 with a 5.34 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP. Humber’s roster spot was needed for Edgar Gonzalez, who can’t be any worse than he was for the Astros. Good riddance.
UPDATE: (5/15/2013) - Philip Humber has been outrighted to AAA by the Astros.