The Houston Astros and right-handed starter Scott Feldman have agreed to a three-year, $30 million deal, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports (via Twitter). The Astros announced the completed deal.
Feldman, 31 in 2014, has been a solid pitcher in nine Major League seasons. In 2013, spending time with the Orioles and Cubs, Feldman went 12-12 with a 3.86 ERA in 30 starts. Over his career, Feldman has a 4.62 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP in 234 games (131 starts). Feldman has bounced between being a starter and a reliever, but has seemed to solidify as a starter into the future. Over his career as a starter, he is 46-51 with a 4.61 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP.
Expect the Astros to use Feldman as a starter, where they needed help last year. Their rotation ranked 28th in the Majors in ERA and 28th in BAA. Feldman, a solid starter, could definitely help solidify a rotation with a lot of young pitchers upon the horizon. Jarred Cosart and others expect to be in the rotation in 2014.