Iván Murrell - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

May 16, 1963:Signed Ivan Murrell(OF) as free agent
Oct 14, 1968:Lost Ivan Murrell(OF) to SD-N (21st selection) in 1968 Expansion Draft

This Date in Astros History

Oct 14, 1968:Astros lose five players in the second National League expansion draft. The event is in Montreal which, along with San Diego, are the two new franchises. Back in 1961, Houston could only choose players off the 40-man rosters with other clubs protecting their best 25. Now, Houston can only protect 15 players and their farm system is fully exposed. The Astros surrender catchers John Bateman and Ron Brand to Montreal while San Diego tabs infielder Nate Colbert, outfielder Ivan Murrell and pitcher Tom Dukes.