The Houston Astros have added a solid starter to their five man rotation after they were able to agree to terms right hard throwing right hander Scott Feldman.
Source: Feldman agrees with #Astros, three years, $30 million, pending physical.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 6, 2013
The 30 year old pitcher finished the year with a record of 12-12 between the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago Cubs. The Cubs signed Feldman to a one year contract last November and was placed into the starting rotation.
Feldman hit his first career home run off former Boston Red Sox legend Bronson Arroyo in a game against the Cincinnati Reds. Just a couple months later, Feldman and catcher Steve Clevenger were traded to the Baltimore Orioles for pitchers Jake Arrieta and Pedro Strop.
Depending on if they bring in another starting pitcher or not, Feldman has a really good chance of becoming Houston’s Opening Day starter.
They’re not a team who is ready to break down the door to the playoffs, but he is set to be their leading man. Not sure if he would have gotten that opportunity with any other team in the league.
He just needs to make the best of it now.