Tim Byrdak - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Apr 3, 2008:Signed Tim Byrdak (P) as a free agent.

This Date in Astros History

Oct 31, 1973:Lefthander Jerry Reuss is traded to the Pirates for catcher Milt May. Reuss has an inconsistent two seasons in Houston, posting a 25-26 record with one save, but he improves on his way through a major league career that lasts 22 years. May, stuck behind Manny Sanguillen in Pittsburgh, bats .265 in two seasons before leaving for Detroit during a rebuilding purge. Also on this date, reliever Tim Byrdak is born in Oak Lawn, IL. The lefthander works out of the bullpen from 2008-2010.