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Figuring out the mystery third baseman

Updated: March 18, 2009, 8:51 PM ET
By Rob Neyer

Are the Astros in the market for a third baseman? From MLB Trade Rumors:

According to Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle, in the wake of Aaron Boone's announcement this morning that he'll miss the season with a heart condition, Astros GM Ed Wade received a call from a team "informing him they had a third baseman available" for trade.

It sounds like Wade will entertain the possibility of making a deal, but he first wants to see how prospect Chris Johnson and veteran Geoff ...

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