Astros add OF Kenedy Corona to the 40-man roster

Deadline to protect eligible minor leaguers from Rule 5 Draft is tonight at 5 p.m. CT

November 14th, 2023

HOUSTON, TX — The Houston Astros have added outfielder Kenedy Corona to their 40-man roster today. The deadline to protect eligible minor league players from the 2023 Rule 5 Draft is today at 5 p.m. CT.

Corona, 23, ranked by Baseball America as the Astros No. 7 prospect, batted .251 (115x459) with 21 doubles, four triples, 22 home runs, 65 RBI and a .789 OPS in 117 games this season between High A Asheville and Double A Corpus Christi. Corona also earned a 2023 Minor League Rawlings Gold Glove Award for his outstanding defense in the outfield, while playing primarily center field. He recorded 251 putouts, 12 outfield assists and a .981 fielding percentage in 2023.

Corona was originally signed by the New York Mets as an international free agent out of Maracaibo, Venezuela on April 6, 2019. The Astros acquired Corona as part of the return from the Mets trade in exchange for outfielder Jake Marisnick on December 5, 2019.

Following today’s transaction, the Astros have 38 players on their 40-man roster.