Chad Qualls RUMORS & NEWS

  • Astros decline 2016 option on Chad Qualls

    Hardball Talk "Houston has declined its $3.5 million option on Chad Qualls for 2016, buying out the veteran right-hander for $250,000. Qualls was effective in his second go-around with the Astros, posting a 3.84 ERA and 89/14 K/BB ratio in 101 innings during the past two seasons, but he struggled down the..." November 03

  • Astros closer Chad Qualls dealing with hip ailment

    Houston Chronicle "The Astros hope to see their closer Chad Qualls again some time in the final two weeks of the season. The 36-year-old righty has been dealing with an ailment in the area of his right hip that he said he’s never had before. He feels a warm sensation, which leads him to believe that there’s a nerve..." September 12

  • Tigers unlikely to land Astros closer Qualls "The Tigers have long been interested in Astros closer Chad Qualls, even before he signed with Houston last winter. Their latest efforts to acquire him appear likely to meet the same fate as their previous ones. "As far as I know, from a Tigers baseball standpoint, there's nothing," manager Brad..." August 26

  • Astros closer Chad Qualls still said to be untouchable

    CBS Sports "Chad Qualls would seem to be the perfect trade candidate. He's a 35-year-old closer for the non-contending Astros. But Houston continues to tell teams Qualls, who will make $3 million next year in the second year of a two-year deal, is unavailable." July 31

  • The Astros are hesitant to trade Chad Qualls "With a week remaining prior to the non-waiver Trade Deadline, the Astros are expected to be relatively inactive, which would be a change from the previous four years in which they made a handful of deals to ship off veterans for young players. The Astros could be looking for some outfield help,..." July 25

  • Chad Qualls hopes to remain an Astro as trade deadline approaches

    Houston Chronicle "Righthander Jose Veras knows what happened at the end of last season when the Astros lost 15 straight in a tailspin that punctuated the franchise’s drop. Veras had been long gone at that point, dealt midseason to the Detroit Tigers for minor league outfielder Danry Vasquez. The Astros signed..." July 23

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    Astros manager Bo Porter says Chad Qualls will close games

  • Astros sign relief pitcher Chad Qualls to two-year deal

    CBS Sports "The Astros have signed free agent relief pitcher Chad Qualls to a two-year deal, the club announced Saturday afternoon. It also includes a club option for a third year in 2016. The deal is for $9.5 million plus incentives, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Qualls, 35, had a 2.61 ERA,..." December 07

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