RP - ARI
Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports the Diamondbacks have come to terms on a contract with free agent reliever Hector Rondon.
It's a one-year, $3 million contract with a club option for 2021. The 31-year-old has spent the past two years with the Astros. In 2019 he appeared in 62 games, posting a 3.71 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP. He'll likely serve as a set-up man for Archie Bradley in Arizona.
Hector Rondon (3-2) yielded six runs on five hits and a walk while striking out one in 2/3 inning in Tuesday's 7-2 loss to the Angels. He took the loss in his first career start.
Rondon served as the opener and gave up five runs and allowed the first six Angels hitters to reach base before recording his first out. He owns a 4.79 ERA and 1.43 WHIP with 30 strikeouts in 35 2/3 innings pitched for the Astros this season. He is not currently scheduled for an upcoming start, and it remains to be seen if he will serve as opener in the near future.
Hector Rondon (hand) will likely be unavailable until Friday against the Red Sox, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic Houston reports.
Rondon took a comebacker off his hand during Monday's game against the Twins, and the X-rays came back negative. The Astros are playing it safe and will sit him for a couple of games. Fantasy owners that are hanging onto Rondon in saves leagues can move on as he is now featured in a setup role.
Hector Rondon came in to try to get the save Monday against the Twins, but exited after taking a line drive off his right wrist.
Rondon is part of the Astros' closer-by-committee, but could see time on the DL after taking a 109.6 mph line drive off the wrist. Make sure to monitor Rondon's injury status as he gets examined.
Hector Rondon struck out two in a scoreless eighth inning to earn a hold on Sunday.
Roberto Osuna then came in to pitch the ninth inning as the Astros beat the Angels 3-1. It appears as if Rondon will no longer see save chances for the Astros. Osuna is the reliever to own for fantasy purposes moving forward.