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CHAD QUALLS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rockies' new additions Motte, Qualls will both have chance to close

Jason Motte (left) and Chad Qualls bring veteran experience to the Rockies' bullpen. Getty ImagesThe Colorado Rockies fortified their bullpen for 2016 by adding a pair of former closers on Tuesday, and immediately opened up a contest between the two to claim the closer role.At the Winter Meetings on Tuesday, the Rockies signed free-agent veteran right-handed relievers Jason Motte...
Via Fox Sports
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies sign two veteran relievers

The Colorado Rockies made their first free agent signings of the offseason. The Rockies acquired veteran relief pitchers Jason Motte and Chad Qualls. Both are former closers should and help strengthen a bullpen that ranked last in nearly every pitching category in 2015. Motte, 33, signed a two-year deal worth $10 million after going 8-1 with a 3.91 ERA in 57 appearances for the Chicago...
Via BSN Denver
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros decline 2016 option for RHP Qualls

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Astros have declined the 2016 option on the contract of right-handed reliever Chad Qualls. Houston would have had to pay him $3.5 million for next season, but instead bought out his contract for $250,000. The 37-year-old spent the last two seasons with the Astros after beginning his career in Houston in 2004. He went 3-5 with a 4.38 ERA and four saves in...
Via Associated Press
November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Qualls staying upbeat despite being left off Astros' ALDS roster

Chad Qualls is the 'elder statesman' of the Houston Astros, to so speak, given that he was on the team the last time they appeared in the postseason. Qualls pitched in the 2005 World Series for Houston, which is exemplary of how long he's managed to stay in the big leagues.  His veteran nature, then, came into play when he wasn't included on the club's 25-man roster for the ALDS...
Via Fox Sports
October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros' Qualls set for brief rehab stint this week

Houston Astros reliever Chad Qualls has been sidelined with a pinched nerve in his neck since June 25, but he'll apparently head out on a rehab stint later this week.Speaking with Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle over the weekend, manager A.J. Hinch said that Qualls is 'coming along great', adding that, "He threw a really good bullpen here in Boston, he played catch again today...
Via Fox Sports
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Chad Qualls, Jesse Crain, Matt Albers

The Houston Astros hope to have closer Chad Qualls back by the end of the season, according to Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle.Qualls has been unavailable since Tuesday with a mysterious right hip injury. He describes it as a warm sensation, which leads him to believe that it may be a nerve injury. “I always thought it would kind of go away,” Qualls said to Drellich...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Rumors: Chad Qualls claimed on waivers by an unknown team

The Houston Astros have been running their players through waivers this August, hoping to continue to develop some more minor league talent in their system. They traded Jarred Cosart on July 31st to the Marlins, but might be able to deal a few more players this month to get a few more prospects for the future. On Saturday, they placed both Scott Feldman and Chad Qualls on revocable...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Rumors: Houston unlikely to trade Chad Qualls

The Houston Astros lost in a blowout to the Oakland A's yesterday by the score of 13-1. The loss dropped the Astros to 42-60, fourth in the American League West. Although 21 1/2 games behind the A's, the Astros are not looking to be as active being "sellers" as in previous seasons. The Astros have improved since last season, when they won only 51 games. Some moves may be considered...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

The New Old Chad Qualls

I’ve been thinking about Chad Qualls this week, because… well, because no one can stand thinking about Ervin Santana any longer, probably, but also because when I wrote about the Astros a few days ago, I linked to an Eno Sarris post over at RotoGraphs about the Astros bullpen. Eno briefly touched on how Qualls, […]
Via Fangraphs
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

RHP Chad Qualls returns to Astros on 2-year deal

Chad Qualls is returning to the Houston Astros, his original team. The right-handed reliever agreed to a two-year contract Saturday with a team option for 2016. Qualls went 5-2 with a 2.61 ERA in 66 games for the Miami Marlins this year and has made at least 50 appearances in nine straight seasons. He has pitched for eight clubs in his big league career, going 45-37 with 51 saves...
Via Associated Press
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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