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CHAD QUALLS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Qualls reports improvement; Springer holds out hope for a 2014 return

Closer Chad Qualls (right hip) said he was feeling better Saturday but wasn’t sure in the early afternoon, before throwing if, he was quite ready to return. George Springer (left quad) is continuing to do his work, interim manager Tom Lawless said. Springer’s window for a return is naturally shrinking, although he’s not likely to be the type to give up on the possibility...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros closer Chad Qualls dealing with hip ailment

The Astros hope to see their closer Chad Qualls again some time in the final two weeks of the season. The 36-year-old righty has been dealing with an ailment in the area of his right hip that he said he’s never had before. He feels a warm sensation, which leads him to believe that there’s a nerve involved. “I always thought it would kind of go away,” Qualls said Wednesday...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers unlikely to land Astros closer Qualls

The Tigers have long been interested in Astros closer Chad Qualls, even before he signed with Houston last winter. Their latest efforts to acquire him appear likely to meet the same fate as their previous ones. "As far as I know, from a Tigers baseball standpoint, there's nothing," manager Brad Ausmus said Tuesday. MLB Network first reported Tuesday morning that Detroit...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Chad Qualls and Astros bounce back after pair of rough outings to close out Blue Jays

Almost 24 hours after suffering his second loss in three nights, closer Chad Qualls delivered a scoreless ninth inning to pick up the save and cap a brilliant night for the Astros’ bullpen. “It feels good,” Qualls said after earning his 12th save in the 3-1 victory over the Blue Jays at Minute Maid Park. “Out of the bullpen you’re always just living day to day. Short-term...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 02, 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...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Chad Qualls falls out during fist-pump

Chad Qualls is athletic enough to pitch, but not to pump his fist. Qualls, 34, has pitched for the Diamondbacks, Phillies, Yankees, Blue Jays, and many more major league teams since 2004. Qualls is a qualified and proven middle reliever in baseball. Yet, as proven during yesterday’s game against the Mets, Qualls is certainly no Tiger woods. Shown in the video below, Qualls falls...
Via Players View
July 31, 2013  |  Discuss
WIPEOUT

Marlins pitcher falls doing fist pump

Even when things go right for the Miami Marlins, things go wrong. The team can’t even celebrate correctly, as evidenced by this Chad Qualls fist pump attempt that wound up with the relief pitcher nearly faceplanting straight into the infield grass. To be fair, the Marlins are a little bit rusty when it comes to seeing anything go their way. The post The most Marlins fist pump...
Via The Nosebleeds
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies Fans: Get Excited About Chad Qualls

The signing of Chad Qualls means the Phillies are staring down the barrell of a loaded Luxury Tax gun. Photo: APThe signing of Chad Qualls wasn’t one of the bargain basement signings like Juan Pierre or Joel Pineiro where a Phillies fan can argue if it doesn’t work out, we can stash the journeyman 33 year-old reliever in Triple-A. Instead, the signing of Qualls for $1.15 million...
Via Phillies Nation
February 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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