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Astros place starter Scott Feldman on revocable waivers

Aug 24, 2014, 12:38 PM EDT

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From FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal comes word that the Astros recently put right-handed starter Scott Feldman on revocable waivers. We’ll know Monday whether he has cleared or been claimed by a team.

Feldman signed a three-year, $30 million free agent contract with the Astros over the offseason and has posted disappointing numbers in his first year of that deal, but it’s pretty backloaded (with salaries of $12 million this season, $10 million next season, and $8 million in 2016) so perhaps he’ll draw some interest.

Feldman had a cool 3.86 ERA and 1.18 WHIP in 181 2/3 innings last year between the Orioles and Cubs.

  1. markofapro - Aug 24, 2014 at 1:31 PM

    Disappointing? The person who decided to sign him for $30 is disappointing.

  2. jbones77 - Aug 24, 2014 at 1:59 PM

    Seems more front loaded to me

  3. jkaflagg - Aug 24, 2014 at 4:35 PM

    Seems unlikely he would make it through waivers, but if he did pass through the Astros might be able to snag a good prospect or two for him from a team suddenly desperate for pitching. Houston has developed pretty good depth in their starting pitching, and also faces a crunch in protecting enough guys on their 40-man roster from the Rule 5 draft, so they would be looking for younger players. But most likely they keep him….he’s actually pitched reasonably well this year, and people who think $10 a year for a decent starter is too much have not been paying attention to where salaries are in MLB….

  4. RonKarate - Aug 24, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    The Angels better claim his ass if it makes it that far.

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