The Astros avoided arbitration with reliever Will Harris by signing him to a two-year, $5 million deal Friday, according to Jake Kaplan of The Houston Chronicle.
The deal also includes a club option for 2019, according to Kaplan.
Harris had a productive 2016 season and was named an All-Star as a result. Over 64.0 innings with the Astros, he pitched to a 2.25 ERA and 2.35 FIP, both career highs.
Here is the latest from around the American League West:
- The Rangers could consider adding another starting pitcher before spring training begins, and Jose Quintana seems to be on their radar.
- There are still some talented relievers available for the Angels to consider this winter, but for whatever reason, the club hasn’t been active in the relief market.
- Don’t look now, but there are quite a few Mariners relievers who like to throw sliders and probably will do so in 2017.
- Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray will be pitching for Team USA in 2017.
- The Astros received two top draft picks as a result of the Cardinals hacking scandal.