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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
17 days 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
18 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
19 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
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros closer Chad Qualls still said to be untouchable

Chad Qualls would seem to be the perfect trade candidate. He's a 35-year-old closer for the non-contending Astros. But Houston continues to tell teams Qualls, who will make $3 million next year in the second year of a two-year deal, is unavailable.
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 31, 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

Marlins Pitcher Chad Qualls Wipes Out While Attempting Post-Strikeout Fist Pump (GIF)

Even when the Marlins make a quality play, something goes wrong. Reliever Chad Qualls became the latest victim of that fact Tuesday night, when he botched the execution of his celebratory fist pump and ended up taking a tumble on the infield grass. Qualls escaped his one inning of relief unscathed — on the stat sheet, at least — but the Marlins were not so lucky. The Mets touched...
Via NESN.com
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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