Houston picked up seven players -- two Major Leaguers, four prospects and a player to be named -- in Friday's trade with the Blue Jays. Reliever Francisco Cordero and outfielder Ben Francisco joined the club in Phoenix on Friday. Francisco pinch hit in the top of the eighth inning and singled. Cordero pitched a hitless bottom of the eighth. General manager Jeff Luhnow said the four prospects -- right-handers Asher Wojciechowski and Joe Musgrove, left-hander David Rollins and catcher Carlos Perez -- definitely figure into the team's long-term plans. "We're very excited about the prospects that we're getting back, and felt like this was a deal we needed to do to further our mission in Houston, which is to develop the best young talent in baseball," Luhnow said. "We need arms. It's one of the things we were desperately trying to address, and by getting Wojciechowski, getting Musgrove and getting Rollins, we feel like we've really added to our depth." Happ was 18-28 with a 4.84 ERA in his two years with the Astros. Out of the bullpen this season, Lyon was 0-2 with a 3.25 ERA in 36 innings and Carpenter was 0-2 with a 6.07 ERA in 29 2/3 innings. Chris Johnson was taken out of Friday's game as a precautionary measure after fouling a ball off his leg in the sixth inning. He'll be reevaluated on Saturday.
D-backs: Blum released, Wheeler called up
Veteran Geoff Blum was released on Friday, making room for Minor League RBI leader Ryan Wheeler, who was recalled from Triple-A Reno.
Brian Bixler is the only Astros player to have faced Miley before. He is 1-for-3 against the rookie lefty.