Myers heading to White Sox
The Astros continue to deal, sending veteran pitcher Brett Myers to the White Sox, a source told MLB.com on Saturday.
It’s not yet known what the Astros are getting in return, but the team has made a flurry of deals lately in an effort to stockpile Minor League talent. Houston made a 10-team deal with Toronto on Friday and received seven players in return, including four Minor Leaugers and a player to be named later.
Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow couldn’t be reached for comment.
Myers, 31, signed a one-year deal with the Astros prior to the 2010 season and went 14-8 with a 3.14 ERA in 33 starts, earning him a two-year contract extension from former general manager Ed Wade. Myers went 7-14 with a 4.46 ERA in 2011 before being moved to closer prior to this year.
Myers, who closed for the Phillies in 2007, has saved 19 of 21 games this year for the Astros. He has an option for 2013 that vests for $10 million if he finished 45 games this year. He has finished 29 games so far. There’s a $3 million buyout if the option doesn’t vest.