J.R. Towles - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Jun 7, 2004:Drafted by the Houston Astros in the 20th round of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 2004.
Nov 2, 2011:Granted Free Agency.

This Date in Astros History

Feb 11, 1984:Justin Richard Towles is born in Crosby, TX. After a fast start, Towles bats .189 with eight homers in his first four seasons as an Astro (2007-2010).
Sep 20, 2007:J.R. Towles, a catcher playing in his sixth major league game, claims the franchise record with eight RBIs in an 18-1 demolition of the Cardinals, setting the largest winning margin in club history. Towles goes 4-for-4 with two doubles, his first big league homer, a walk and a hit-by-pitch. Wandy Rodriguez tosses eight strong innings for his ninth win. Of the field, the Astros name Ed Wade as their new general manager.