Houston may be getting close to a deal with the San Diego Padres for some pitching, according to Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle. As of last night the talks were "gaining steam", but that nothing was imminent. It appears that Tyson Ross is the guy that Houston is targeting.
Sounds like Astros are after Tyson Ross more than they are after Andrew Cashner.— Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) July 30, 2015
One GM thinks Thursday will be A.J. Preller Day: "All of us are just waiting for him to make five trades." Kennedy, Venable gone for sure.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 30, 2015
With David Price and Cole Hamels off the board, Houston seems to be quickly shifting gears. If it isn't Ross, the Padres have other starting pitching available, including James Shields and Andrew Cashner.
In 127.2 innings this season, Ross has a 3.38 ERA, a 2.89 FIP, and a 9.66 K/9 ratio. He was taken out of his start last night after being hit with a ball on the thigh, but it doesn't appear to be anything serious. Today has gotten off to a quick start, and we're now waiting on Preller to get into the action.