Posted: Jul 30, 2012 10:51 PM by Drew Collins - firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: Jul 31, 2012 3:44 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - The MLB trade deadline is fast approaching, and the Astros did their part. General Manager Jeff Luhnow authored five trades in the month of July alone. In most cases, those trades shake up the Hooks roster, usually by adding talent. Pitcher Asher Wojciechowski was sent to the Astros organization as part of a nine-player deal with the Toronto Blue Jays, and is now a member of the Hooks. "It was kind of a surprise, but it's just another experience," Asher said about being traded. "A change of scenery, meeting new people, adjusting to different manager styles."
You'd think with the shake up of the roster, the Hooks chemistry would be tested and the production on the field would slip. But it hasn't. After Monday's win against Midland, Corpus Christi is 25-12 and five games ahead of San Antonio for the Texas League South division lead. "It's amazing how this team has handled it with the new dynamic of players, both position players and pitchers," team veteran outfielder Jacob Goebbert said. "There's going to be a couple of new guys still coming, I'm sure there's going to be other moves this year. We just have to keep rolling and keep that positive attitude and keep it spreading through everyone in the organization."
Just 10 days after the acquisition of "Wojo" (as his new teammates like to call him), Wojciechowski says that he feels right at home. "The team is really good about it," he said. "A lot of these guys come from different teams. A lot of them have been in my situation and they just welcomed me right in."
As for the team veterans, they said it has been an easy transition for them as well. "They've seemed to fit in just fine," Hooks outfielder Austin Wates said. "I don't think any of the guys feel out of place or anything like that, so I think that definitely helps."
Another newcomer had a nice first impression. On Monday, Bobby Borchering, who Houston received in the Chris Johnson trade to Arizona, was welcomed to Corpus Christi with a 1-for-3 night. Borchering's RBI single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the third inning broke open the scoring for the Hooks, who beat Midland 3-2.
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