Report: Astros trade Scott Feldman to the Blue Jays

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Update (3:49 PM EDT): The Astros are receiving minor league pitcher Guadalupe Chavez from the Blue Jays, per Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports.

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MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart reports that the Astros have traded starter Scott Feldman to the Blue Jays.

Feldman, 33, has made five starts and 21 relief appearances for the Astros, compiling a 2.90 ERA and a 42/13 K/BB ratio in 62 innings. He’ll add some length to the bullpen as well as some starting rotation insurance.

Feldman is earning the remainder of his $8 million salary for this season and can become a free agent after the season.

The Astros’ return isn’t known, but we’ll make an update here when it is.

Free agent slugger José Abreu signs 3-year deal with Astros

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HOUSTON — Jose Abreu and the World Series champion Astros agreed to a three-year contract, adding another powerful bat to Houston’s lineup.

Abreu, the 2020 AL MVP, spent his first nine major league seasons with the Chicago White Sox. The first baseman became a free agent after batting .304 with 15 home runs, 75 RBIs and an .824 OPS this year.

With the Astros, he replaces Yuli Gurriel at first base in a batting order that also features All-Star sluggers Yordan Alvarez, Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman and Kyle Tucker.

Gurriel became a free agent after Houston defeated the Philadelphia Phillies this month for its second World Series championship.

The 35-year-old Abreu becomes the biggest free agent to switch teams so far this offseason. Born in Cuba, the three-time All-Star and 2014 AL Rookie of the Year is a .292 career hitter in the majors with 243 homers, 863 RBIs and an .860 OPS.

The Astros announced the signing. Abreu is scheduled to be introduced in a news conference at Minute Maid Park.