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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...
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20 days ago  |  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...
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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...
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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...
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September 13, 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...
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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...
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

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