Found April 06, 2013 on
The Houston Astros placed left handed pitcher Travis Blackley on the disabled list on Saturday. Blackley was acquired from the Oakland Athletics on Thursday. Blackley has a left shoulder strain. It is unclear when the injury occurred or how long the 30-year-old will be out of action. Houston had planned to start Blackley in the bullpen. Last season he split time between San Francisco and Oakland finishing the year with a 3.86 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP over 18 appearances. The Astros recalled Dallas Keuchel from Triple-A to replace Blackley on the active roster.

Travis Blackley traded to Astros, to join team on Friday

Travis Blackley was a key part late in the season for the Oakland A’s helping the team win the AL West. His reward was failing to make the squad out of spring training. On Thursday the A’s traded the 30-year-old Australian born pitcher to the Houston Astros for light hitting outfielder Jake Goebbert. Brian McTaggart of says Blackley is expected to join the active roster...

Astros pitcher Alex White to have Tommy John surgery

The Houston Astros will be without starting pitcher Alex White for the 2013 season. White, a 24-year-old right hander, will have Tommy John surgery. White had decreased velocity this spring and was originally diagnosed with a strained pitching elbow. The Astros acquired White from the Rockies in exchange for Wilton Lopez. Last season White made 23 appearances with the Rockies finishing...

A's trade LHP Blackley to Astros

The Oakland Athletics have traded lefty Travis Blackley to the Houston Astros for minor league outfielder Jake Goebbert. The A's announced the deal Thursday before heading to Houston to begin a three-game series with the Astros. Blackley is expected to be on the Astros' roster for the series beginning Friday. Blackley went 6-4 with a 3.86 ERA in 24 games for Oakland last...

A’s trade Travis Blackley to Astros

The A’s traded left-handed pitcher and huge Deez Nuts fan to the Astros on Thursday, just in time for him to potentially pitch against his former team.  The A’s begin a three-game series in Houston on Friday. In return, Oakland receives 25-year-old minor league outfielder Jake Goebbert, who has batted .285 with 31 home runs and 237 RBI four minor league seasons. Blackley was...

Rank Relief: Our newly minted segment on the continued collapse of at least one reliver each night of the season.

Tonight’s guest:  Xavier Cedeno of the Houston Astros.  Everyone knows the Astros are not really trying to win this year so I try to cut them some slack, but this made Carlos Marmol look like Nolan Ryan.  At least Marmol got some people out.  Cedeno has only pitched 30 some innings in the majors and he’s going to wish he could start over after tonight.  Cedeno allowed 6...
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