Astros Strengthen Bullpen After Signing Pedro Báez to Two-Year Deal
January 14Michael ArinzeSportsGrid
One of the Houston Astros’ offseason goals was to fill out the back end of their bullpen. On Wednesday, the Astros did just that by signing former Dodgers right-hander Pedro Báez to a two-year $10 million deal with a club option for a third-year. Báez appeared in 18 games during the shortened regular season last year. He finished with a 3.18 ERA and 1.00 WHIP in 17 innings of work.
Baez spent his entire career with the Dodgers after he was drafted in 2007 as a third baseman. In 2012, he converted to a relief pitcher and was called up to the big leagues two years later.
The former Dodger now joins newly acquired Ryne Stanek in the Astros’ bullpen. Houston will also have Joe Smith and Ryan Pressly this season after both pitchers opted out last season due to the coronavirus pandemic.
FanDuel lists Houston at +900 to win the AL Pennant and +1800 to win the World Series.
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