Well with the return of Raul Ibanez, Chris Coste got DFA’ed and picked up by the Houston Astros via Todd Zolecki’s twitter:
Chris Coste claimed off waivers by Houston to make room for Ibanez.
In All Star news, Jayson Werth replaced Carlos Beltran in the NL outfield. The Phillies became the 13th team to field all three outfielders in the same All Star game. The last time it was done was the 1995 Indians who fielded Kenny Lofton, Manny Ramirez, and Albert Belle.
Werth has a .268 average with 20 homers, 54 RBI’s, 59 runs scored and 12 stolen bases. It is Werth’s first trip.