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News: Downs cleared waivers Friday and has been outrighted to Triple-A Fresno.
Impact: The move clears room on the 40-man roster, while Downs receives an invitation to major league spring training. Downs, who turned 30 Friday, made 45 appearances for the Astros last season, posting a 5.45 ERA across 34.2 cumulative innings.