Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/21/12
The Houston Astros shipped closer Brett Myers and cash considerations to the Chicago White Sox on Saturday for right-handed pitcher Matt Heidenreich, left-handed pitcher Blair Walters and a player to be named later. Houston continues to stock up its farm system by acquiring the two minor league hurlers. The Astros also picked up four minor leaguers as part of a 10-player deal with Toronto on Friday that included getting reliever Francisco Cordero, who has plenty of major league experience as a closer. Myers told MLB.com that he was excited about being traded to a contender. Houston is in last place in the NL Central while Chicago narrowly led the AL Central when play began Saturday. "They're in first place," he said. "I'm pumped about that and to play for a team that's fighting for a championship. That's why I play the game, to win championships." Myers has 19 saves for the Astros this season, the last of his contract. He has a $10 million option for 2013 that vests if he f...
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