Astros optioned LHP Rudy Owens and RHP Sam Demel to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Astros recalled LHP Rudy Owens from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Astros acquired LHP Rudy Owens from the Pirates.
Pirates optioned LHP Rudy Owens to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Pirates purchased the contract of LHP Rudy Owens from Triple-A Indianapolis.
Pirates president Frank Coonelly remarked that if Rudy Owens "is one of the top three starters coming out of Spring Training, Rudy will break camp with the Pittsburgh Pirates."