Astros Claim Left-Handed Pitcher; Posted 1.38 ERA Last Season

Snagged off waivers by the Houston Astros.

The Astros have claimed pitcher Matt Gage off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

Gage was placed on release waivers last week by the Blue Jays after he was designated for assignment. He'll now join the defending World Series champions.

The twenty-nine-year-old made his major league debut last season and was impressive, recording a 1.38 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, and 12 strikeouts over 13 innings with the Blue Jays. 

Gage spent the majority of the season with Triple-A Buffalo, where he posted an equally impressive 2.34 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and 46 strikeouts across 42.1 innings of work.

It's a low-risk high reward addition by the Astros.
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