Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Astros interested in Brett Myers

Jerry Crasnick is reporting the Astros have some interest in Phillies pitcher Brett Myers. It makes sense:

The Astros offered salary arbitration to closer Jose Valverde, but he's likely to go out and test the open market. Myers can both start and relieve, and would fit in the rotation behind Roy Oswalt, Wandy Rodriguez and Bud Norris.

The Rangers are also said to be interested in Myers.

Myers is coming off a three-year $25.75m contract with the Phillies, in which he made $12 million last year to start 10 of 18 games. With coming off an injury, his market should be depressed.