RP - HOU
Pedro Baez signed a two-year deal with the Houston Astros, per Bob Nightengale.
The Astros were said to have been aggressive in their pursuit of Liam Hendriks, who ended up signing with the White Sox. So Houston decided to bring in Baez, who will likely serve as the setup man in front of Ryan Pressly in 2021 for the Astros. Baez logged a 3.18 ERA and 1.00 WHIP over 17 innings with the World Champion Los Angeles Dodgers last season.
Pedro Baez, who's been on the IL with a groin strain since August 20th, pitched a simulated game on Sunday.
Baez has been progressing in his recovery and should return to the Dodgers bullpen sometime around mid-September. The veteran setup man has registered a 3.97 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and a 8:5 K/BB ratio over 11.1 innings.
Pedro Baez (groin) was throwing off the bullpen mound Tuesday.
Baez was "a ways away" from returning per Dodgers's manager Dave Roberts. He threw off a mound Tuesday and is trending in the right direction to return soon. Baez still remains without a timetable.
Pedro Baez has landed on the 10-day injured list with a right groin strain. Josh Sborz was recalled in a corresponding move.
It appears Baez tweaked his groin in Wednesday's appearance against the Mariners. Over 11.1 innings this year, Baez clocked a 3.97 ERA, 1.059 WHIP, and an 8:5 K/BB ratio with one save.
Pedro Baez picked up the save Thursday after holding the Diamondbacks to one walk during a scoreless ninth inning.
Kenley Jansen was unavailable for this game, as he'd appeared in the team's previous three contests. So, Baez was summoned to close the game with a three-run lead. Of course, Jansen still has the closer's role in Los Angeles.