Fri, 26 Jun 2015 14:08:28 -0700
Updating a previous report, Houston Astros RP Chad Qualls (neck) was put on the disabled list with a pinched nerve in his neck Friday, June 26. Qualls was 1-4 with four saves and a 5.11 ERA in 29 outings this year.
Fantasy Tip: It sounds as if this is an injury that could easily require more than the 15 days on the DL. Luke Gregerson remains the reliever to own for fantasy teams as Houston's closer, but both Pat Neshek and Josh Fields have pitched exceptionally well and can help owners with their pitching ratios in deeper leagues.
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:30:20 -0700
Houston Astros RP Chad Qualls (undisclosed) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with an undisclosed injury Friday, June 26.
Fantasy Tip: Luke Gregerson remains Houston's closer despite possessing probably the shakiest ninth-inning skills of the Astros' late-inning options. With Qualls sidelined, expect to see Pat Neshek or Josh Fields serve as the eighth-inning setup man to Gregerson.
Fri, 08 May 2015 17:12:55 -0700
Houston Astros RP Chad Qualls will serve as the team's closer if the lineup matches up in the ninth inning, according to manager A.J. Hinch.
Fantasy Tip: Gregerson is currently on the family medical emergency list, and he might not return until sometime next week. Only reach out to the waiver wire and grab Qualls in deep mixed or AL-only leagues if you're hurting for saves, since it'll likely just be a short-term stint in the closer role in the absence of Gregerson.
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 14:50:15 -0800
Houston Astros RPs Luke Gregerson, Chad Qualls and Pat Neshek will all be competing for the closer's job in spring training. Between all three relievers, they have only 95 career saves, with Qualls having 70 of them in 25 combined seasons.
Fantasy Tip: While Qualls has the most experience and most career saves, and he may start out the year as Houston's ninth-inning stopper, if you're drafting a Houston reliever for saves and upside, it should be Gregerson.
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:57:13 -0800
Houston Astros RP Luke Gregerson is expected to serve as the team's closer next season. Gregerson can make $21 million from his contract if he is the team's closer, according to a baseball source. RP Chad Qualls, who saved 19 games for the team last year, will likely move to a setup role.
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:14:55 -0700
Houston Astros RP Chad Qualls (hip) is available to pitch Monday, Sept. 15.
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:11:06 -0700
Houston Astros RP Chad Qualls (hip) is dealing with an ailment in his right hip. He was unavailable Tuesday, Sept. 9, and Wednesday, Sept. 10, and considers himself day-to-day.
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:22:41 -0700
Houston Astros RP Chad Qualls will remain with the team for the remainder of the season. The Detroit Tigers placed a waiver claim for Qualls earlier this week, but the teams were unable to work out a trade before the deadline passed Wednesday, Aug. 27.
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:07:07 -0700
Houston Astros RP Chad Qualls was claimed on revocable waivers by the Detroit Tigers Tuesday, Aug. 26, according to sources. The Astros have 48 hours to work out a trade with the Tigers or pull him off waivers.
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 06:13:05 -0700
Houston Astros CL Chad Qualls was claimed on revocable waivers by the Detroit Tigers. The two sides have 24 hours to complete a deal.