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CHAD QUALLS RUMORS & GOSSIP

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

Bullpen arms with velocity increasing with age

Was there ever an age when so many different bullpen pitchers pitched with such high velocity? Nowadays, it seems that every bullpen has three to five guys who can throw the ball 95 MPH or higher. It's crazy. I happened to think of this last night while watching Chad Qualls and Matt Albers of the Astros pitch. Both pitchers came in throwing gas. Qualls averaged 94.8 MPH on his...
Via The Flagrant Fan
April 02, 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 AP on Fox
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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