The Astros fulfilled three of their biggest requirements at the Trade Deadline on a fleet couple

, catcher Christian Vázquez from the Red Sox and lefty reliever Will Smith from the Braves in separate deals

The Houston Astros have been heavily tied to Josh Bell since scuttlebutt season for the MLB trade deadline started

The Baltimore Orioles, meanwhile, are not letting a chase for a wild card spot knock them off- course in their rebuild

They disburdened Mancini for Seth Johnson(No. 6 in the shafts association),

the No. 12 prospect in the Astros association

Mancini's power is down this time, but does anyone suppose it's an accident that coincides with the Frankenwall at Camden Yards?

He brings a strong right- handed club to the Astros, he gets Yuli Gurriel out of the diurnal lineup

James Click presumably could not hang up the phone snappily enough on this deal