Tue, 09 Dec 2014 09:20:13 -0800
Free-agent INF Brandon Laird (Nationals) signed with the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters of the Japanese League.
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 20:32:46 -0700
The Washington Nationals acquired INF Brandon Laird from the Kansas City Royals Saturday, March 15, for a player to be named or cash. He was assigned to the team's minor league camp.
Sun, 24 Nov 2013 10:36:35 -0800
The Kansas City Royals have signed 3B Brandon Laird (Astros) and re-signed OF Paulo Orlando to minor league contracts.
Wed, 02 Oct 2013 21:41:52 -0700
The Houston Astros released P Philip Humber, C Cody Clark, INF Brandon Laird and C Matt Pagnozzi from the 40-man roster Wednesday, Oct. 2, sending them outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Sat, 07 Sep 2013 18:26:32 -0700
The Houston Astros have recalled Brandon Laird, OF Jimmy Paredes, P Rhiner Cruz and David Martinez from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Mon, 06 May 2013 15:21:16 -0700
The Houston Astros optioned INF Brandon Laird to Triple-A Oklahoma City Monday, May 6.
Thu, 18 Apr 2013 10:34:19 -0700
The Houston Astros optioned 1B Brett Wallace to Triple-A Oklahoma City Thursday, April 18, and recalled 3B Brandon Laird from Oklahoma City in a corresponding move. Laird was hitting .353 with a team-high 14 RBIs in 12 games with Oklahoma City.
Fantasy Tip: Like much of the rest of the Astros roster, Wallace struggled to make contact in the early going and was fanning way too often. Laird has nice power to all fields but also struggles with strikeouts and has poor plate discipline. It's unclear how Houston plans to use him, but his past success against lefties signals he may enter into a platoon with Carlos Pena at first base. Consider him in AL-only leagues.
Mon, 25 Mar 2013 12:30:32 -0700
Houston Astros SPs Brad Peacock and Alex White, RP Xavier Cedeno, INF Matt Dominguez, C Carlos Corporan and OFs Justin Maxwell, Brandon Barnes, Chris Carter and Fernando Martinez were told that they have made the roster. Ps Jose Valdez and Kevin Chapman, INFs Brandon Laird and Jose Martinez and C Rene Garcia will be sent to the minors. P Chia-Jen Lo was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Sun, 23 Dec 2012 11:27:27 -0800
The Houston Astros have outrighted 3B Brandon Laird and OF Che-Hsuan Lin to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Sun, 09 Sep 2012 12:16:47 -0700
Houston Astros INFs Matt Dominguez (hand), Brandon Laird (illness) and Scott Moore (groin) were unavailable against the Cincinnati Reds Saturday, Sept. 8, although Dominguez returned to the lineup Sunday, Sept. 9. Dominguez had a sore left hand, Laird had flu-like symptoms and Moore had a strained left groin.