The Astros seemingly aren’t accomplished this offseason.
Speaking with the Houston Chronicle on Saturday, fundamental supervisor Jeff Luhnow talked about Houston could still trade for a starting pitcher or sign one in free firm.
The excessive three spots inside the Astros’ rotation are seemingly set with Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole and Collin McHugh, nevertheless the final two spots are up for grabs with Josh James, Framber Valdez and Brad Peacock all seemingly candidates to be Houston’s No. 4 and No. 5 starters. Lance McCullers Jr. is out for the season with Tommy John surgical process.
Houston reportedly was involved about signing free-agent right-hander Nathan Eovaldi this offseason, nevertheless he in the long run went once more to Boston.
The Astros moreover reportedly had curiosity in Diamondbacks lefty Robbie Ray near the tip of December, and he generally is a threat in a trade if Houston hasn’t been scared off by Arizona’s ticket.
According to MLB.com, it’s also not out of the realm of threat Houston brings once more 2015 Cy Young award winner Dallas Keuchel who’s still a free agent.
The Astros reportedly provided him a five-year, $90 million deal in 2016, nevertheless he turned that down.
Other free brokers who keep within the market embrace Clay Buchholz, who’s a Texas native, Gio Gonzalez, James Shields and Jeremy Hellickson.