The Houston Astros announced their partnership with utility man Nico Goodram.

Nico Goodram, a veteran utility man who played 15 games for 

the Houston Astros this season was named for the assignment.

Goodram, 30, who was signed by James Click for a year 

and $2.1 million last season, hit just .116 in 43 at-bats for the Astros.

His greatest skill is his versatility – he has played every position

Goodrem's DFA isn't much of a surprise, he hasn't played for Houston since mid-May.

He was dropped from the roster along with Peter Solomon

to make room for the prospects of Hunter Brown and Yener Diaz.