Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

Report: Astros trade Scott Feldman to the Blue Jays

4 Comments

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

*

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.

Orioles set new MLB record with 259th home run allowed

Will Newton/Getty Images
Leave a comment

Update (9:04 PM EST): The game went into a rain delay with one out in the bottom of the fifth inning of a 2-2 tie, so the game isn’t official yet. Which means the Orioles aren’t yet the official record holders.

*

A third-inning solo home run by Austin Meadows off of Asher Wojciechowski on Thurday night marked the 259th home run Orioles pitching has allowed this season, setting a new major league record, per MASN’s Roch Kubatko. The previous record was held by the 2016 Reds at 258. Willie Adames hit No. 260, a game-tying solo shot in the fifth inning. The Orioles will have 34 more games to add on to their record after tonight.

The Yankees have famously accounted for 61 of the 260 home runs (23.5%) against Orioles pitchers this season. The Red Sox are next at 28 followed by the Twins and Blue Jays at 23 each.

David Hess has accounted for the most home runs on the O’s staff, yielding 28 dingers. Dylan Bundy is next at 25 homers allowed.

The Orioles are not the only team that will pass the 2016 Reds. The Mariners are on pace to allow 275 home runs. The Yankees, 266. Phillies, 262. Angels, 259. Pretty amazing.