Houston Astros Sign Right-Handed Reliever

Joining the Houston Astros.

The Astros have signed pitcher Ty Buttrey to a minor-league contract with an invite to spring training.

Buttrey hasn't pitched in the majors since the pandemic-shortened 2020 season. 

Last season, at Triple-A Salt Lake, he recorded an ugly 5.94 ERA, 1.68 WHIP, and 30 strikeouts over 36.1 innings of work.

For his major-league career, spanning three seasons, the twenty-nine-year-old has compiled a 4.30 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, and 122 strikeouts across 115 innings, all with the Los Angeles Angels.

The Astros obviously see something they like in Buttrey, and he'll have a chance to earn a spot in the team's bullpen for Opening Day. 

Buttrey is a former fourth-round pick by the Boston Red Sox in the 2012 MLB Draft.
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