Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:55:07 -0700
The Houston Astros recalled RP Raul Valdes from Triple-A Oklahoma City Thursday, April 17, and optioned RP Kevin Chapman to Oklahoma City in a corresponding move.
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 08:49:06 -0700
Updating a previous report, Houston Astros RPs Matt Albers, Chad Qualls and Joshua Fields will form the team's closer-by-committee, at least to start the year. In the team's opening day win over the New York Yankees Tuesday, April 1, RP Kevin Chapman stranded three inherited runners in the seventh before RP Chad Qualls induced a double-play groundball after the Yanks scored twice in the eighth. Albers worked a scoreless ninth in a non-save situation. "Tonight Qualls and Albers were able to get the job done," manager Bo Porter said. Porter said his choices in the late innings will depend on game circumstances and matchups.
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 08:55:16 -0700
Houston Astros manager Bo Porter said the team will likely go with a closer-by-committee to start the season, as none of the five closing options including RPs Chad Qualls, Joshua Fields, Kevin Chapman, Matt Albers and Anthony Bass have separated themselves in the competition for ninth-inning duties. Qualls had appeared to be the favorite at the start of camp.
Fantasy Tip: Qualls is still probably the favorite to get the majority of looks in the ninth inning, and he's the only guy you should be looking to own to start the year. Jesse Crain will start the season on the DL, but once he's healthy, he could easily take the closing duties to himself.
Fri, 09 Aug 2013 09:33:53 -0700
The Houston Astros recalled P Kevin Chapman from the minors Friday, Aug. 9, and designated RP Travis Blackley for assignment in a corresponding move.
Mon, 25 Mar 2013 12:30:32 -0700
Houston Astros SPs Brad Peacock and Alex White, RP Xavier Cedeno, INF Matt Dominguez, C Carlos Corporan and OFs Justin Maxwell, Brandon Barnes, Chris Carter and Fernando Martinez were told that they have made the roster. Ps Jose Valdez and Kevin Chapman, INFs Brandon Laird and Jose Martinez and C Rene Garcia will be sent to the minors. P Chia-Jen Lo was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Tue, 20 Mar 2012 13:49:17 -0700
The Kansas City Royals acquired C Humberto Quintero and OF Jason Bourgeois from the Houston Astros Tuesday, March 20, in exchange for P Kevin Chapman and a player to be named later.