SP,RP - FA
Hector Velazquez was traded from the Orioles to the Astros for a player to be named later.
Velazquez should add some depth to a tattered Astros' pitching corps. He has had some ups-and-downs in his career, and has pitched to a 3.90 ERA over 166 big-league innings. His control issues and lack of strikeouts certainly limit his upside. He's not worth picking up in most leagues as a result.
Pitcher Hector Velazquez was claimed by the Baltimore Orioles after being designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox late last week.
Velazquez had been a valuable swingman with the Red Sox but pitched to a 5.43 ERA over 56 1/3 innings at the major league level in 2019. With the team adding Colin McHugh, he was the odd man out on the 40-man roster. The rebuilding Orioles will likely give Velazquez a chance to earn a spot in their starting rotation or their bullpen as a long reliever.
The Red Sox designated Hector Velazquez for assignment on Thursday.
The transaction opens up a spot on the 40-man roster for Collin McHugh (elbow), whom the Red Sox signed to a one-year deal. Velazquez finished with a 5.43 ERA in 56 1/3 innings last year with Boston and should not be on anyone's fantasy radar.
The Red Sox have placed Hector Velazquez on the 10-day IL with a lower back strain.
Velazquez was serviceable the past couple of seasons but has a 5.97 ERA thus far in 2019. He isn't fantasy relevant at all.
Hector Velazquez up five runs on three hits while walking two batters in just 1/3 of an inning as the Red Sox lost to the Astros on Saturday by a 7-3 score.
Velazquez saw his ERA balloon up to 5.53 after the outing on Saturday. The 30-year-old righty looks like he will be moving to the bullpen with David Price rejoining the team from the IL and is not worth owning in fantasy.