HOUSTON, TX – The Houston Astros have acquired RHP Hector Velázquez from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for a player to be named later. The announcement was made by Astros General Manager James Click.
Velázquez, 31, spent his 2019 season with the Red Sox, making 34 appearances, including eight starts, and posting a 5.43 ERA (34ER/56.1IP). He’s pitched in parts of three Major League seasons (2017-19), all with Boston, and owns a career 3.90 ERA (72ER/166IP) in 89 games. Velázquez, who was acquired by Baltimore via waiver claim in March, was not on the Orioles Opening Day roster, but was in their 60-man player pool.
Velázquez will report to Corpus Christi to join the Astros reserves at their alternate training site.