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CHAD QUALLS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Motte, Qualls healthy, ready for bullpen battle

Right-handers Jason Motte and Chad Qualls want to show that their signings to 2-year deals can work the second time around. They'll have some stiff competition in 2017 after the Rockies' offseason bullpen beef-up.
Via mlb.com
7 days ago

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 drop veteran reliever Qualls from ALDS roster

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Astros have left veteran reliever Chad Qualls, part of their last playoff team in 2005, off their roster for their AL Division Series against the Kansas City Royals. Qualls was on the 25-man roster for the Astros' wild-card game against the Yankees but did not pitch. The 36-year-old right-hander had a 4.38 ERA this season. The only other noteworthy move...
Via Associated Press
October 08, 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 recall Singleton; place Qualls on disabled list

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Astros have recalled first baseman Jon Singleton from Triple-A Fresno and placed right-handed reliever Chad Qualls on the disabled list with a pinched nerve in his neck. Singleton leads the Pacific Coast League with 17 homers and his 66 RBIs are tied for most in all of the minors. The 23-year-old struggled last season after making his major league debut...
Via Associated Press
June 26, 2015  |  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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