Astros sign RHP Scott Feldman to 3-year deal

Astros sign RHP Scott Feldman to 3-year deal

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Astros sign RHP Scott Feldman to 3-year deal

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by Daniel Gotera / KHOU 11 Sports

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Posted on December 6, 2013 at 4:53 PM

HOUSTON – The Houston Astros have agreed to terms on a 3-year deal with veteran right-handed pitcher Scott Feldman.

The deal is reportedly worth $30 million and will run through 2016.

Feldman, 30, combined to post a 12-12 record with two complete games and a 3.86 ERA in 30 starts with Chicago (NL) and Baltimore last season. He allowed just a .234 opponent’s batting average and 159 hits in his 181.2 innings pitched.

“We wanted an experienced starter to anchor our pitching staff,” Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said. “Scott is a great fit with our club.  He throws strikes and gets ground balls, and will be a great example for the rest of our young rotation.”

The 6’7” Feldman spent eight of his nine seasons in the American League West while pitching for Texas (2005-2012) before signing a one-year deal with the Cubs prior to last season.

He also made nine playoff appearances for the Rangers in their 2011 trip to the World Series and posted a 1-0 record and a 3.29 ERA (5ER/13.2IP) in those games.

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